Inspired by the actual unsolved murder of a young woman in Santa Barbara County.
Kinsey Milhone is on a quest for justice. In the summer of 1969, the decomposed corpse of a young white female was discovered near a quarry off California's Highway 1. Her hands had been bound and her throat slashed. Despite months of investigation, she remained unidentified and the case unsolved.
Now, 18 years later, the two ailing cops who found her body enlist Kinsey’s help to identify the girl and put their ghosts to rest. But neither they nor Kinsey expect that reopening an old case will incite the killer to strike again - not just once, but twice.