Why has the twenty-eight year old graphic artist Scarlett Reid been sent an anonymous email with one line written in the subject line: “I need your help” and attached, a story written by an eighteen year old named Kendra? The story that Kendra tells, is about her travels to see several Grateful Dead concerts in Colorado in the summer of 1987. Kendra’s story, Scarlett soon reads, takes her from Red Rocks Ampetheatre to a campground just west of Boulder in which she comes across a body of a woman in the woods. After a reluctant and fearful road trip, Kendra’s story ends in Telluride. At first, Scarlett believes this seemingly random story is meant for someone else, but she soon finds out that the story is indeed meant for her to read. She has no idea who sent the story to her, nor does she know why. But, after reading an article about the remains of a body discovered in the mountains just outside of Telluride, Scarlett realizes that not only is Kendra’s story true, but the remains and Kendra’s story must somehow be connected. Suddenly, Scarlett finds herself at the helm of a 30 year old mystery that only she is meant to unravel. What follows is a wild journey that sends Scarlett and her cubicle neighbor and new-found cohort Sophie Campbell on the track of a killer. The two set out to discover who was responsible for the murder and as the suspect list and the body count grows, so does the possibility that they might be in great danger from someone who does not want the truth to come to light. As Scarlett Reid peels away the layers of the story and learns more about its characters, she soon discovers that the story is a link to a past she never knew.
A 30 year-old mystery buried deep in the Colorado mountains. Little does 28 year-old Scarlett Reid know how connected to the mystery she really is.