A small town is planning a rebirth after years of waiting for a serial killer to be found and brought to justice. Now, twelve years later, just as the town begins to celebrate victory over the dark past, a boy disappears without a trace and the drama begins all over again.

To find the demon terrorizing the town, Detective de Wet, forensics expert S’bu and reporter Sonja must reopen old wounds, revealing a conspiracy to hide a dreadful secret, as well as the tragedy of lovers torn apart, who cannot be reunited until the killer is found.  The town is polarized by two leaders, one who wields the financial power, and the other who conquers hearts with his audacious defiance of the failing authority.

Meanwhile, three of the children of the town strike out on their own to trap the beast they discover lurking in the bush.