It's 1989 in the sleepy town of Longview, Texas, when ten-year-old Lucy disappears. Her parents, the police, and the community all brace for the worst, assuming her body will soon be found in Big Woods. Just like the other unsolved kidnappings.
But Lucy's fourteen-year-old sister, Leah, isn't ready to give up. After receiving a strange computer message from Lucy, Leah begins her own investigation. As she searches, Leah meets a reclusive widow named Sylvia who may hold the key to finding Lucy—if only she can find the courage to come forward.
Delving into the paranoia surrounding satanic cults in the 1980s, Big Woods is an emotionally wrought, propulsive thriller about the enormity of grief, the magical bond between sisters, and a small town's dark secrets.