The New Year in Kallo city brought a gruesome feeling with it. When a killer embarked on a journey to take revenge, dead bodies started piling up. Victims started showing up in bizarre locations. The park. Behind a pub. In a busy alley. In a victim's own house. A barrel in the river. It was clear someone had a reason to kill and a message to give.
Kia Hills grew up with the memories of her mother. Kia was 11. Sitting in the living room, trying to stop, with her little hands, the blood gushing from her mother's neck. That was something no 9 year old should go through. She knew her father had killed her mother even though there was no evidence. Promising herself that she would solve her mother's death one day, and catch her father who had been since absconding, Kia grew to be the youngest head of Kallo city PD Homicide. But now, she had another goal: to take the killer off the streets before more innocents lost their lives.
Grace Withers couldnot stand crime scenes; couldnot hold gun. She was one of the best homicide detectives few years ago. But coming home to find your husband lying in the pool of his own blood, in your own home, is a horror you cannot describe in words. Since then, Grace lived in her past. But her move to Missing Persons Bureau brought her nightmare to life. When she found the corpse of the missing girl she was searching for in the river, she instantly knew she was looking at a serial killer. But she was not yet ready to go down that path again.
Victims were abducted from prime areas. Kept hostage for days. Starved. Cut several times all over the body. Their life was ended with a single slit to the throat. Bodies were disposed at various locations. Same MO. Same Signature. Same Killer. 1… 2… 3… 4… As bodies started to pile up and the 5th victim was abducted, Kia and Grace joined forces to hunt the heartless murderer. But the story took an unexpected turn when one of their own was killed in a horrific way. A twist unfolded defeating all assumptions and ruining all expectations. The killer seemed to be going that extra mile to cover his tracks. He left his prints and even DNA but he was not in the system. He left his murder weapons but they couldnot be tracked back to their owner.
First victim — abducted in her own car and then the body left in a gutter the same night. Second — killed in her car and posed amidst dumpsters behind a pub she frequented. Third — lifted from her summer cabin, after she put up a fight, and left in an alley with face crushed beyond recognition, after eleven days. Fourth — killed in her own house; her body found later lying in her own bed, in a new dress, cleaned up, and the slit to the throat closed. Fifth — locked up alive in a barrel and tossed into the river, to live through her own death.
The quetion was: would Kia and Grace succeed in saving the Sixth, who was kidnapped after her house had been blown to ashes? But they soon found out that the killer was not the one they had expected. All the evidence led to a death occured months ago. All clues led to an innocent face. But behind that face, behind those innocent eyes, lurked the darkest criminal anyone had ever encountered. A brilliant — manipulating — cruel mind. Everyone was awestruck when they realized who the vindictive murderer was……… And Kia and Grace, both, found themselves at the clutches of that vicious mind.