For the past 10 years, Jack has been fighting an invisible war. His nightmare began in 2008 when he was hit with a lamp by his then-wife after telling her he’d filed for divorce. When Jack called the police, she confessed. But, in an effort to spare his children the trauma of witnessing their mother being arrested, Jack decided not to press charges.
Despite the fact his wife had a history of abuse, the police “strongly encouraged” Jack to leave the premises for the night. He voiced his concerns about his wife taking off with the kids, but the police strongly urged him to leave anyway to let the situation cool down. So, he complied.
The next morning, the nightmare began. Jack returned to the house to find his wife and children gone.