My home used to be in Kallur, near Moodigere. I used to go to the village school there and study and play and do whatever other girls like me do. Now I am a prisoner in a house with five other children. We are alone here. We do not know what is happening outside. Whoever you are, please help us. Please, God, help us. When economics professor Krishna decides to move for a few months to Goa from the US, he hopes to be able to do some research and perhaps try and recover from the death of his wife. But in the house he rents, he finds a roll of papers which he discovers is the diary of a ten-year-old girl, Suchitra. Through the heartrending entries, he discovers that she is one of several young children brought to Goa as part of a paedophile ring run by someone clearly influential. Krishna's decision to try and find the girl propels him into a web of intrigues and machinations. As he tries to grapple his way in a world far outside his field of experience, he must decide who to trust, what secrets to keep and most of all, how he can bring some justice to a little girl.