A shocking murder mystery set in the late 1930’s in a small, southwestern Georgia town, an innocent black man is set to be executed for the murders of a store clerk found floating in the river by Charlie Russell while fishing, and his family who’d been found shot by a then twelve-year-old boy, Jordan Tanner.
“Lord help me, I done found another body in the creek. Same place as I found poor Mr. Freddie Boyer. Done in the same way, too. Can you come on down home, Mr. Jordan? I’m so scared, I don’t know what to do,” Charlie Russell pleaded.
Nearly twenty years later, Tanner receives this distress call from Russell, who’d taught him to fish and hunt as a child. Charlie has caught something bigger than a fish—another dead man floating in the Hanahatchee River.
Tanner is now a reporter for a newspaper. His curiosity, and the fact that the victim is trussed-up just like the first body found in the Hanahatchee years before, spurs him to uncover the truth, something this rural community has been avoiding for too long. But discovering the facts could be deadly…for Tanner.