The loss of a parent is always a time of remorse and questioning; remorse for words not uttered, questioning a life that has ended. For Jaque Randall, successful actor, this time comes following the accidental death of his mother Christina in New York. The questions asked begin to unravel a life clouded by mystery, touching on crimes committed decades before, and intricacies in a family life where preconceived ideas are shattered. So begins a journey to discover the Missing Christina. Each family member is brought alive by the author, Meredith Whitford, each with their faults, foibles, and secrets; and Whitford draws you into the family circle, so you become a member and react in shock, amusement, and sympathy as each detail in the life of the mysterious Christina is laid bare. How well does one know a parent? Entertaining and absorbing. Highly recommended.