Fiona Rowland, the busy mother of two teenagers, discovers that her husband has been missing for two days and she hadn't noticed. A friend from childhood, Di Fleming, has lost her job, which was her entire life, and she returns to town to help Fiona. Secrets are revealed, making Fiona re-evaluate her life, and Di is forced to decide what she really values. Where's Stanley? (3), by Donna Fasano, has an interesting plot, with the right elements for an emotional ride. But the impact is lessened because Fiona's pain and anger seem remote and aren't always felt by the reader.