Twenty-five years ago, Jesse’s cousin, Mary, mysteriously vanished. Now, a sinister phone call lures him back to his hometown, where nothing has changed...except Jesse himself.
Jesse Hart used to be somebody: a doctor and a daddy and a man rolled up in one. But that was before his daughter died, before his wife left him, before his lone companion became a bottle of single malt scotch. Hell, if Jesse is being honest with himself, he hasn’t been somebody for twenty-five years, since the day his cousin, Mary, mysteriously vanished.
Now, Jesse answers the phone to hear the one person he never expected. “Mary?” And he races back to his hometown of Twin Oaks, NC, vowing to put his cousin’s memory to rest, once and for all. The trouble is Twin Oaks keeps its secrets well, even from one of their own—a handful of locals with strange silver eyes, a pack of endangered red wolves that have taken refuge in the pine trees south of town—and suddenly, finding Mary becomes the least of Jesse’s concerns. There’s a new string of disappearances, little girls who look like Mary, making Jesse the last somebody he ever wanted to be: the prime suspect.