In a tight-knit Mississippi college town, two students meet and fall and love. But while their relationship is fraught with the usual struggles of youth, something much darker simmers underneath. Months later, they find themselves drawn to a horror that will tear them from everything that they know.
Jaelyn Young grew up in Vicksburg, a city in western Mississippi. Her father, Leonce, was a Navy officer while her mother, Benita, worked as a superintendent at a local school. With Leonce often away overseas, Benita was a disciplinarian when it came to Jaelyn and her sister.