(Kennesaw, Ga, USA)
A few months have passed since Bird regained her voice, and life at and around Saddle Creek Farm has settled into a nice, normal routine of school, riding, and fun. But the community is suddenly thrown into chaos when a neighborhood woman is brutally attacked on a local side road.
When the police don’t act fast enough to satisfy the demand for justice, the situation goes from bad to worse, with neighbor accusing neighbor and a bent-on-revenge vigilante group springing up to take matters into its own hands.
Bird quickly finds herself embroiled in the mystery: Who had reason to attack Sandra Hall? Does the strange man Bird met in the woods have something to do with it? And what does Kenneth Bradley’s reappearance mean?
As Bird struggles to get to the bottom of the mystery, she finds out more than she bargained for about her community, her past, and human nature.