Olive Post’s bucolic farm life is already off kilter when she finds a body in the beet field. She suspects foul play, but when the coroner determines the death a suicide, her investigative instincts and years as a crime reporter kick in. Her tenacious pursuit of evidence strains her marriage and places her young children in danger as she uncovers an ominous scheme that threatens her family and their livelihood.
Set on an organic farm in Santa Cruz, California—where even the most altruistic are flawed—Beet Fields underscores the importance of vigilance in an era of insatiable corporate agribusiness. With determination and courage, Olive confronts malevolent forces, struggling to restore the constancy in her home that she has worked diligently to create.