No killer goes unpunished in this strikingly original thriller set in Kentucky horse country and featuring Cincinnati homicide detective Sonora Blair. A 15-year-old girl and her horse have vanished from the local stable, leaving behind a splintered fence, a discarded riding boot, and blood - a lot of blood. Joelle Chauncey lived with her father and two siblings in a mobile home. Cincinnati Police Specialist Sonora Blair - who has kids of her own - knows she's looking at a parent's worst nightmare. The case has all the earmarks of abduction, even though it happened in broad daylight and no one seems to have witnessed a thing. Was someone after Joelle? Or were they pursuing her mare? When a body turns up at a dumpsite, the investigation becomes a hunt for a killer. As pressure mounts to solve the crime, Sonora struggles to hold everything together on the domestic and romantic fronts. Nothing can prepare her for the truth that will reverberate across many lives, culminating in more violence and unimaginable loss.