1933. Cornelia Stover is not the kind of woman the menfolk of Boldville, New Mexico, expect her to be. A widow, she ought to be taking care of her house and her daughter. Instead, she’s meddling with things that should not concern her.
1970. Joanna Riley, a former cop, packs up her car in the middle of the night and drives west, fleeing an abusive marriage and a life she can no longer bear. Eventually, her car runs out of gas and she finds herself in Boldville, a sleepy desert town in the foothills of the Gila Mountains.
Meanwhile a young hippie, Glitter, is struggling to realise her plan for a commune. She thought a life of free love, away from the perils of consumerism, would bring her happiness. But things haven’t quite turned out the way she had expected.
Soon, Joanna and Glitter encounter a shocking modern-day crime and find themselves caught up in a decades-old mystery – the unexplained disappearance of Glitter’s grandmother Cornelia . . .