Twenty years ago, six-year-old Olivia Garcia ran into the looming evergreens of Driftwood State Park, leaving her babysitter, Jessica Paige, alone on an unlit gravel road. Most of Jessica’s memories of that night vanished with Olivia, except for strange visions of two girls falling into a black pit, deep underground. Haunted by nightmares and fragmented memories, Jessica spends her nights searching for clues about the past and why so many children disappear in the misty Appalachian town of Driftwood.
When two feral boys turn up on Jessica’s porch, hungry and hiding from the police, Jessica quickly finds herself entangled in their fate, and with each exchange, she becomes more convinced that they hold the answers to her questions about Driftwood and Olivia’s disappearance.
But Jessica isn’t the only one looking for answers. Disarmingly attractive, bestselling author Elliot Reed is in town, intent on weaving Driftwood’s eerie legends and conspiracies into his next paranormal thriller. After a chance late-night encounter in the woods, flashlights in hand, Elliot and Jessica begin to unravel a mystery as dark and winding as Driftwood’s forest trails.