The daughter of a notorious serial killer returns to her childhood home after vanishing for five years, and begins to suspect that her father is still out there when the morgue in her hometown starts to overflow with fresh murder victims. Ari Larsen was 11 years old when she was kidnapped by her psychotic father, Professor David Larsen. In the three weeks that followed, Professor Larson went on a vicious killing spree while his little girl watched. He even gave her a camera to document the dark odyssey. Subsequently dropped off in the desert, Ari became a media sensation as her father disappeared into the horizon. Years later, Ari emerges from a five year exile and returns to the home where her father killed her mother in a fit of rage. Ari's book documenting her childhood traumas has become a bestseller, and after talking about her experiences in a candid television interview, women all around town begin falling victim to a maniac with methods eerily similar to that of her missing father. Now, the authorities must race to figure out whether Ari's father has returned to finish what he started, or whether his damaged daughter has decided to follow in his bloody footsteps.
by Jason Buchanan synopsis