A killer hunts fertile women in a misguided mission to franchise his cannibal culture.
The sleepy countryside of rural Arkansas awakes to a heinous double murder. Police are baffled by the only clues: a severed toe in the abdomen of the female victim and her husband picked at like a leftover turkey—the fork still stuck in his chest when their daughter discovers the bodies.
Then a stranger comes to town. James Roach, with his piercing blue eyes and rugged appearance. He claims to be “the observer” for a specialized team who offers to solve the crime, but refuses to meet with authorities. Deputy Eric Lake finds the reclusive team suspicious and Roach’s intimate knowledge of the facts too much to swallow.
Twenty miles away, another couple is slain in a similar, yet more brutal fashion. This time a witness spots Roach in the neighborhood moments before the attack, and a boot print found at the scene matches his for brand and size.
The evidence against Roach mounts and he is suspect number one. Can the observer and his team protect the innocent people of Hillside County, or is the group feasting on families?
Cannibals have been portrayed as sophisticates. But there is nothing sophisticated about the killer in Hillside County. To solve this crime, forget about stereotypes. Observe the evidence. Analyze the details. See through the illusion before you are trapped inside it.