It starts with the discovery of a body – a beautiful young woman. After a particularly nasty unsolved murder in New York left him shaken and suffering from amnesia, Detective Levi Sterling moved to the small town of Alger in an attempt to rewrite his life. Today, a decade later, he’s tasked with solving a string of hauntingly familiar murders. According to the town’s only medical examiner, it appears to be the work of an animal, though Sterling’s mysterious new neighbor claims otherwise. It's a case that makes Sterling question everything––including his sanity. But when the medical examiner vanishes, he’s left to wonder, is she a hapless victim, or a criminal mastermind?