The murder of a beloved church lady sends the easy-going town of Georgiana, Ala., into a whirlwind. In a community where local gossip is rarely exciting, the rumors spreading across town have detectives struggling to separate fact from fiction.
When 21-year-old Erica Vassell disappears after a Super Bowl party in Clewiston, Fla., the town launches an immediate search. But when her brutally murdered body is discovered days later, everyone in the tiny glades town is left in shock and fear.
The Long Branch Saloon is the local hangout for most everyone in the small town of Poteau, Okla. That is, until its beloved proprietor goes missing, leaving behind a splatter of blood and many unanswered questions.
When a town council member is found murdered in her home, residents of Berryville, Va., are appalled. With the only evidence being the single bullet that took her life, the slaying begins to look more and more like a professional hit.
When a brush fire is reported in rural Winchester, Tenn., first responders are horrified to find the body of young Megan Sharp at the center of the blaze. Beaten, raped, burned, police race to bring justice before the attacker hunts down his next victim.
When beloved young waitress Zilpha Lowery goes missing, foul play is immediately suspected. Rumors of her fate drift through town and tie her to another mysterious disappearance. The question on everyone's mind: what evil has invaded Marion, N.C.
What begins as a frantic 911 call to help an assaulted neighbor ends in the most bizarre investigation the small town of Walsenburg, Colo., as ever seen—complete with a twisted tale of torture, family secrets and a fallen Jehovah's Witness.