Eleven years ago , two tragedies rocked the small town . The first was a school shooting and the second which happened the same day, was that six children - all aged 5 years old were taken. Now Eleven years later , these missing children are dumped on the side of the road with maps in the pockets which lead to their houses and families. None of them have any recollection of what has happened to them for the past eleven years or where they have been. The strange thing though is that though six were taken , only five will return home. Now the five returned must try and remember what has happened the past eleven years as to also where the sixth person Max might be . A lot has changed over the eleven years and there has been a few theories chucked around on where the "Opus 6" as they were called have been. The Leaving was quite an addictive read at the beginning and I found I couldn't put it down as I had to discover and learn where the characters had been and what had happened to them. As the book goes along, we do discover what happened to the sixth person Max and where the children have been. I have to admit , I was a little disappointed with the ending of the book and the whole situation around Max and his discovery which is what is stopping this book from getting a Highly recommended as opposed to just the 5Ps rating . However, The Leaving which is told in three perspectives - Lucas , Scarlet ( two of the five returned) and Avery - she was Max's little sister , was a good psychological thriller which like a black hole will have you sucked in from the very first page.