Digtersdal in the Eastern Cape became a ghost town after a serial killer’s reign of terror ended, without being caught. Now, thirteen years later, just as the town begins to celebrate victory over the darkness of the past, a boy disappears without a trace and the nightmare begins all over again. To solve the case, Detective de Wet, forensics expert S’bu Mahlaba, and wannabe journalist Sonja Landman must reopen old wounds and uncover deeply buried secrets. Meanwhile, three of the children of the town strike out on their own, to trap the beast lurking in the wild.