The dreams and visions are getting worse for crime writer Jack Rainne. He can’t shake the childhood memory of a haunting carousel ride in a desolate Missouri cornfield. The psych ward docs convinced him long ago the frightening images were all in his head. Twenty-five years later, he's not so sure. He spots the carousel a thousand miles away from the Missouri cornfield, captured in a photo taken the night a young family vanishes from a local carnival.
But there's one small problem: Jack is in the photo, too.
Did I mention dead people? Jack sees them. And the murders he pens in his novels resemble several unsolved killings in the area. His wife, Sam, begs him to get help—right before she vanishes. With a trail of evidence pointing his way, Jack is forced to go on the run. His only hope for answers is a return to the Missouri cornfield where it all began. There, he uncovers a shocking truth—and a long-forgotten promise he's condemned to fulfill.