In the hills of western North Carolina in the late 1970s, a secret was born that would spread its terror through the lives of many. For friends Anne, Joan, and Meg that secret would mean a life locked away in a haze, death, and questions that would go unanswered. As the women, all on the verge of giving birth, wonder what the future holds for their children, the machinations of others will prove more powerful than even a mother's love. In the present day, the secrets of the past can have consequences and Inga Parr is soon going to find that out. As she digs for the truth about who her parents are and how she came to be adopted, Inga uncovers long-buried secrets and tales of insanity. And the victims of the past aren't all dead and gone. Inga races to find out the truth about her own past and about the women who have been disappearing from Louisa Falls for years. Can she uncover the truth before it's too late or will she fall victim herself to a decades-old secret?