Deep in the mountains of Appalchia, Ava Logan is making a living running her small town newspaper while single-handedly raising two teenagers. The paper manages to scrape by, reporting local goings on, including a rash of ginseng thefts. Ginseng sells for big money, and people are willing to do almost anything to either steal it from someone else, or protect it from others. When Ava’s friend is killed, leaving behind a small child, Ava cannot sit idly by. She takes in the toddler and begins a search for the killer, hoping to catch him before he strikes again – but she has a lot to lose, starting with her family.Willis brings to life not only the beauty of the Appalachia, but also the crippling poverty, that can and does cause people to resort to terrible things.