Lou Keats, a girl with a knack for solving problems, taking photographs, and building forts, dreams of escaping the confines of Fireweed Crossing and her father’s alcohol-fueled sadness. But first she has to figure out who has been trespassing in her forest, who has attacked her dog, and what has happened to her missing friend, Mindy.
A presidential assassination and a 9.2 earthquake define the months between November 1963 and March 27, 1964. But Lou is more concerned by those partially obscured tracks in the snow and her sense that something is out there. Watching. Waiting.