Outsiders don't fare well in Cypress Springs . . .
When journalist Avery Chauvin returns home after twelve years, it's as if time has stood still. Yet for her everything has changed. Devastated by her father's suicide, Avery has taken a leave of absence from work to come back and put his affairs in order. But in truth, she has come home for answers. How could her father, a physician who dedicated himself to preserving life, have taken his own?
Then Avery meets a newcomer in town, investigating whispered rumours of strange happenings and a mysterious group called The Seven. Soon the events of the past and present take on a terrifying new meaning. A woman is found brutally murdered. An outsider disappears and neighbours go missing in the night.
Determined to know the truth, Avery discovers that each layer of deceit she exposes is somehow linked to an unsolved murder - and to her father. Uncertain where to turn and who to trust, she must face the fact that in this peaceful town a terrible evil resides, protected - until now - by the power of silence.