A woman haunted by fear. A town gripped by terror. A man with the power to set them both free.
Karen Grange came to Goodlands, North Dakota, to start her life over.Instead, she watches a once-thriving town die before her eyes. Four years without rain has struck Goodlands like a curse, withering crops and darkening the air with dust. In its wake, a sudden wave of strange, twisted crimes has shattered families and lives. Desperate, Karen reaches out to the only man who can help - a man who offers a miracle...and promises to heal her wounded heart.
His name is Tom Keatley. A drifter, an outsider like Karen, Tom is a rainmaker, the stuff of myth. But to Karen, he is her last hope.
Now, as Tom struggles to pull rain from the sky, something unexpected happens that changes both of their lives forever. For beneath the hard, cracked earth, a shattering secret is about to explode - a secret whose chilling repercussions will challenge a man's courage, a woman's desire...and the soul of an angry, embittered town.
It has been four years since rain has fallen in Goodlands, North Dakota, and the drought has caused farms to fail, disastrous fires, and an uptick in crimes as the town has become enveloped in darkness. Tom, a rainmaker, is drawn to Goodlands to end the drought when a deadly spirit rises from the ground, wreaking even more havoc. Susie Moloney crafts a slow-building tension that is echoed in a simmering and suggestive performance by Alice Barrett Mitchell, whose smooth intonation masks a subtle edge that enables the eerie setting and increasingly unsettling narrative to insinuate itself into the listener.
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