The action ranges back and forward from Australia to the United States, and back and forward in time. A woman learns that her father is not really her father and sets out to learn more. Was her beloved mother really the kind of person who could have stolen her as a toddler and taken her to the other side of the world? A compelling read, and a satisfying ending. Thanks to my daughter for recommending it when she couldn't put it down. She has good taste.