Aiken, South Carolina, is a tiny peaceful town where nothing much happens. Until Jessica Carpenter, 17, is found raped and murdered in her living room. The neighbourhood goes on high alert while police swing into action to catch her killer.
In Boston, a white couple is carjacked and shot. The husband calls 911 and describes their assailant as an African-American male. Racial tensions are high as police pin down two suspects, but is there a third suspect?