Nothing bad ever happens in the countryside... right?
When a farmer and his son go missing whilst chasing rustlers, DCI Evan Warlow and his team are called in to investigate. Everything points to a botched raid by heartless thieves, but with no bodies, and little or no clues, the team quickly start chasing their tails.
The close-knit community reels from the shock, but not everyone the team comes across is being entirely honest, and it quickly transpires that, under their prim and proper facades, some have secrets they are desperate to keep.
But even Warlow isn't prepared for the monstrous truth when, like a rabid sheepdog, it finally sits up and bites him on the leg.
He's too busy trying not to get killed himself.