Russ Hayford, a teenager that lost all memories of his parents that were presumed dead, finds out his mother is, in fact, alive. She's alive and wants him to be with her again, like they were before she'd gone MIA. Russ struggles to find out that his mother isn't who he thought she was. Should he leave his new family and go to his birth mother, or trust that his new family can love him as much as she used to? Second book of the Crossroads series. It's not completely necessary to read the first book, but it might help to understand some things.