Anna Macy left Kettering when she was just 14, shortly after her best friend, Gillian Baxter, mysteriously disappeared. The two girls had been playing in the forbidden forests outside Kettering when they saw strange lights in the sky. Eight hours later, Anna was found alone, terrified and covered in blood.
Fifteen years later, Anna returns to find the town struggling to survive. The forests have been marked for logging and the town is on edge following unhappy clashes between environmentalists and the local loggers. Anna's reappearance causes a stir when another girl suddenly disappears, prompting Anna to discover what really happened the night Gillian disappeared, and in doing so, uncovers secrets that threaten the future of Kettering.