Free-spirit, Addie Hall, meets Iraq War vet, Zack Bowen in New Orleans' French Quarter in 2005. The two beautiful, passionate-but-damaged 20-somethings fall in love during Hurricane Katrina. Their happiness peaks in the eerie, empty days right after the storm. But when the city comes back to life and the "real-world" invades their paradise, passion turns to pain and Zack's long-hidden demons emerge one horrifying night.
MaryJane Baker Longo is happy. She is a wife, a mother of three and a devout Jehovah's Witness. Her handsome husband, Christian, is a charming go-getter and is making a great life for his family. When Chris wants to pack up the family and drive cross-country, MaryJane is excited - a chance to see America. But the family adventure turns into a nightmare when MaryJane discovers that Chris' wanderlust is really a flight from justice - and that Chris isn't the man she thought he was.
Young healthy cop, Glenn Turner, dies of strange but "natural" causes. His grieving wife, Lynn, a 911 operator, remarries shortly afterward. Six years later, Lynn's second husband, Randy, turns up dead under similar "natural" circumstances. But Glenn's best friends, "The Rat Pack," know something just isn't right. With the help of Glenn's determined mother, Randy's sister and an eleventh-hour exhumation, these intrepid cop-buddies put together the pieces of the puzzle and learn the terrible truth about what happened to their friend.
A shy, wanna-be-cool Ohio teen, Andrew Dotson, falls in with the wrong crowd and goes missing. Five weeks later his brutalized body is found in a cornfield. Police have a lead on who might have been responsible, but the investigation quickly hits a brick wall and it looks like the case will go unsolved. Then an unlikely hero emerges. Andrew's mother, determined to find her son's killer, takes the investigation into her own hands and lights the fuse that blows the case wide open and brings the guilty to justice.
Donnah Winger had everything she wanted: the perfect husband, the perfect job and now, after years of infertility, the perfect baby. But a chance meeting with a stranger sets in motion a series of events that leaves Donnah dead on her kitchen floor - bludgeoned with a hammer - fools authorities for years while her killer hides in plain sight.
Beautiful Russian doctor, Nina Reiser, is running errands in her Oakland, CA neighborhood when she vanishes into thin air. Family and friends are mystified. Where is she? An investigation uncovers a tangled web of relationships, thwarted dreams and three potential suspects. What it doesn't uncover is Nina. The DA moves forward with a trial, but with minimal evidence and no body, it is an uphill battle. But when a surprise witness takes the stand and tells what he saw the night Nina disappeared, it forces the killer to reveal himself AND lead authorities to Nina's body.