On the living room floor of a lonely farm house in Chateau Parish, Louisiana, there rests the body of a young woman named Allie – the victim of a horrific attack.
A little farther to the south, Detective Clint Wolf is leaving the Mechant Loup Police Department when he hears the screams of a terrified female. Jumping into action, he responds to the area and arrests the woman’s husband for attacking her with a pipe. Almost immediately after Clint wraps up the arrest and returns home, Police Chief Susan Wilson receives a welfare call from Allie’s mother saying she hadn’t heard from Allie in hours.
When Clint responds to the welfare concern with Mallory Tuttle, a detective from the Chateau Parish Sheriff’s Office, they discover Allie’s body. An investigation ensues, and it isn’t long before they make an arrest for murder. However, when another woman is killed days later, they delve deeper into Allie’s case and unearth some disturbing similarities.
A tip from a young boy and a trip to the northern mountains of Georgia might shed some light on the motive, but locating the killer will be anything but easy – or safe.