There is a sensitivity to the way Garcia engages with his interviewees. Of an email exchange he has with a woman whose brother is missing, he gives only a brief summary, explaining: “There were many things that Chloe asked me to leave out”. During a conversation with a friend whose mother disappeared, he breaks from the narrative, turning his voice recorder off because he “sensed we’d talked about traumas of the past for quite long enough”. These absences only make the narrative stronger. They suggest it is possible to write nonfiction that is ethical, that does not expose or breach the trust of one’s subjects, but rather treats them with dignity and respect.