When five successful young women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, they are launched into stardom, and all that comes with it.
Brett’s the fan favorite. At only twenty-seven, the success of her spin studio and her recent engagement to her girlfriend have made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her cast mates and former friends.
Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast, is protecting Brett and their shocking secret.
Stephanie is a successful bestselling author worried that she’s getting too old for the producer’s liking. There have long been whispers about her husband and his wandering eye, and she and Brett have had a major falling out. Will these storylines be enough to keep her on the show?
Lauren, the start-up world’s darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers’ recovery narrative—everyone loves a comeback story.
And Jen, made rich and famous through her popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is someone else when the cameras are off.
What the producers didn’t expect is that the season will end in murder…
A woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon–tortured, battered, and bound. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one–two other women, with similar burns and bruises, were found dead.
The surviving victim identifies the house where she was held captive and the owner, Alex Mason–a prominent local attorney–is arrested. Although he loudly insists upon his innocence, his wife’s statements about his sexual sadism and the physical evidence found at the scene, his summer home, is damning.
Regina Barrister is a legendary criminal defense attorney, known as “The Sorceress” for her courtroom victories. But she’s got a secret, one that threatens her skill, her reputation, and, most of all, her clients. And she’s agreed to take on the seemingly impossible task of defending Alex Mason.
Robin Lockwood, a young lawyer and former MMA fighter, has just left a clerkship at the Oregon Supreme Court to work for Regina Barrister. The Alex Mason trial is her first big one, a likely death penalty case, and she’s second chair to Regina. Increasingly, she’s worried her boss’s behavior and the details in the case against their client don’t quite add up.
Months apart, Tom and Caroline Johnson committed suicide, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their adult daughter, Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her parents’ deaths, unable to comprehend why they chose to end their lives without so much as a goodbye.
Now with a young baby herself, she starts to question her parents’ deaths after receiving an anonymous note suggesting that their deaths weren’t suicides. What Anna doesn’t know is that by digging up their past, she’s putting her future in danger. Someone is trying to stop her. She soon learns that nothing is as it seemed, and that maybe it’s better to let things lie…
Up and coming artist Emma has a past, and that past has affected her work, though no one knows about it. Fifteen years ago, she attended summer camp at Camp Nightingale. She made friends with the other girls in her cabin, Vivian, Natalie, and Allison, even though they were three years older than she was. When Emma wakes up one morning and the three girls are missing, panic sets in at the camp. The last Emma saw of them, they were sneaking out of the cabin and Vivian was telling Emma to keep quiet. The girls were never found, and the camp closed its doors for good.
Now, fifteen years later, Emma’s paintings each secretly contain the three missing girls hidden behind trees and branches. At an art exhibit, Emma is contacted by Franny, the rich owner of the camp, who says she’s opening the camp once again, and wants Emma to come back as an art instructor. In this, Emma sees an opportunity to try to find out what really happened to her friends.
After returning to the camp, Emma quickly realizes that something is off when she discovers a security camera pointed directly at her cabin, and worse, finds cryptic clues Vivian left behind about the camp’s history. As Emma digs deeper to uncover the truth about what happened all those years ago, she realizes the truth may come at a deadly price.
After losing his wife, Tom needs a replacement. He is, after all, second in command of the New Hope church, and it wouldn’t do well to remain single. After a chance encounter on the street and a second meeting at a bar, Tom thinks he’s found his perfect trophy wife. He quickly marries the young, beautiful, Melanie, and is sure he can mold her into the perfect stepford wife. Little does he know, Mel is a liar. She has a past that she’s kept hidden from him, and when it comes out, his world is shaken. Can he move forward with Mel, or does she need to be disposed of?
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Twelve years ago, Finn and his girlfriend Layla were on vacation when Layla disappeared at a rest stop. She’s never been found, despite the ongoing efforts of the local police. Now, Finn is engaged…to Layla’s sister. Shortly after their engagement announcement went out in the paper, Finn started receiving mysterious Russian nesting dolls, which were significant to Layla. Not many people knew about Layla’s history with Russian dolls, so Finn is automatically suspicious.
The appearance of the Russian dolls has set both Finn and his fiancée Ellen on edge. Ellen is hopeful that Layla is alive, while Finn is more skeptical, because something more happened the night she disappeared…something he didn’t tell the police.