Detective Edith Swift's maternity leave is cut short when she finds a dead man in a secluded Wisconsin park; it's almost a relief to return to the less shaky ground of police work.
During her investigation Edie finds a wall of silence in the tight lipped rural community surrounding the park. Yet her dogged persistence pays off with one thin lead. Backtracking between Madison and rural Dane county Edie picks up hints that there might be more to this crime than one vicious murder. With the demands of motherhood an police work competing for her time and brain power, has Edie developed tunnel vision, or will she see what lies beyond before she becomes the next victim?