As Tachibana handles the day-to-day business of running the bakery with Ono, Kanda, and Chikage, memories of the ordeal he suffered as an abducted child continue to recur in his nightmares. Haunted as he is by vague images of the incident he cannot fully recall, Tachibana is slowly beginning to put the past behind him, until a series of child-abduction/murders hits the city. The same police detectives who handled Tachibana's case arrive at the bakery to inform him that the remnants of his cakes have been found in the cold, dead stomachs of the murdered boys... Could this be the same suspect who abducted Tachibana so long ago? Another boy has been abducted, and the clock is ticking. Tachibana must stop the past from happening again, as the day he has waited for finally arrives in this concluding volume of the series.
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