Li Hai-Yen’s father was sent to prison for the murder of her high school classmate. Fourteen years later, a shockingly similar murder takes place in her hometown, and Li Hai-Yen, now a journalist, returns to confront her painful past, and uncover the truth before the killer can strike again.
Li Hai-Yen has finally returned to Peachgrove Town. Fourteen years ago, the body of her friend Ting Hsiao-Chuan was found lying naked beneath a peach tree in her family’s orchard. Her father, who had become an alcoholic in the wake of her mother’s death, was hastily convicted of the crime. Unable to escape the label of “murderer’s daughter”, Li Hai-Yen left Peachgrove to start a new life, and did her best to forget everything about her past. Now, the corpse of another young woman has been discovered in an orchard in Peachgrove, and nearly every detail of the crime scene matches the original murder. Is it the work of a copycat killer? Or, was Li Hai-Yen’s father wrongly convicted, and is the original killer active once more?
Drawn back to Peachgrove by the murder, Li Hai-Yen, now a reporter, encounters Ting Hsiao-Chuan’s high school sweetheart, Sung Tung-Nien, now a police officer. Each has their own reasons for seeking the truth, and, as they revisit their traumatic past, so, too, must they revisit the pain each left buried behind them. The murderer has sworn he will strike again in seven days, and, soon, another girl goes missing from the town. Past and present intermingle as the two sleuths, each burdened with pain and regret, race against time to crack the case before another body is found.
For every crime there is the victim and the accused; but they are not the only ones whose lives are forever altered. More than a decade after the murder of her friend and the imprisonment of her father, Li Hai-Yen searches for the answers that could redeem them all: victim, accused, and herself, as well.