By Matthew F. Jones
While eight-year-old Jennifer Follett doesn't go back domestic from university someday, the rigidly ordered lives of Edmund and Caroline Follett--a energy couple with a dear apartment outdoors Albany, New York--are abruptly upended. First comes the ready; subsequent comes the dread; eventually, they're compelled to imagine the unthinkable, as a wayward twelve-year-old boy admits that he watched from the woods as their daughter, whom they anticipated to board a faculty bus on the backside of the driveway, obtained right into a black sedan in its place.
Although the Folletts' eccentric younger nanny, Hannah, is under impending approximately why she permit Jennifer out of her sight, police investigators quickly start to suspect one other husband-and-wife pair: Gerald and Claire Sandoval, informal buddies of the Folletts who personal a black LTD. yet why could the version churchgoing couple kidnap a tender lady? whereas they develop progressively more confident that the Sandovals are concerned, the police are not able to discover as a lot facts to again up their suspicions. pissed off via the law's presumed blameless safeguards, the Folletts make certain to do no matter what is critical to get Jennifer again. in the meantime, the well-meaning yet incautious investigators move some distance past the decision of accountability of their wish to clear up the crime. of their "blind pursuit," the hunt for Jennifer attracts them deep into the upstate ny woods and right into a chilling actual and mental war of words with evil.
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All of which raise some important further issues. First, while it seems obviously true that in an organic, rural society the rules (including the prohibitions) of a given social group will be based on its evolving social norms, that is not necessarily the case in a more differentiated society. Here, rather than prohibitions arising out of positive morality, they may on occasion not reflect positive morality at all, but rather may be imposed by those in power in the hope of securing obedience through deterrent calculation.