Something is rotten at the core of Fairland, Iowa. Over the years girls, women, have left never to return. Nothing is strange about people leaving a small rural town, but the truth is: none of them really left...but one *almost* got away.
Although Daniel Thorton's wrongful conviction for killing his high school girlfriend is overturned, suspicions about him are ruining his life. He returns to sleepy Fairland to find the real murderer. His only hope of success is to convince Jennifer Collins to help him track down the man responsible.