Then:Madeleine lived for her children. She'd always believed she'd die for them too. But on the morning of her twins' tenth birthday, her love was put to the test when a killer knocked on their door and forced her to make a devastating choice: which child should live, and which should die - her son, or her daughter?Now:Madeleine stands silent on the periphery of her fractured family, trying desperately to unravel why her world was so suddenly blown apart. But while everyday life continues around her, memories of everything leading up to that tragic day return in agonizing flashes.And that's when she realizes her family's life still hangs terrifyingly in the balance . . .