Former cop Michael Hessop arrives in Red Cedar with a mission – track down a teen girl named Delaney Sparrow and the predator who convinced her to run away from her family. He finds out about Liz Lucas’ reputation for being an amazing amateur sleuth from the owner of Gertie’s Diner, and teams up with Liz and her dogs Brandy Boy and Winston.
The dead body of a young girl is found in the woods with a note saying the killer “will strike again”. The killer makes an anonymous call, taunting that he’s got a girl tied up somewhere in Red Cedar, and if she’s not found in three days, he’ll kill her, too.
Is the murdered body Delaney Sparrow, or is she the one who’s tied up? It’s a race against time for Liz, Michael, and the dogs.