Detective Sam Kelly is in the last days of a long career. His final assignment is to investigate Joe Mackenzie's complaint that neighbours are dumping garbage down his well. Kelly soon discovers that many locals have vanished over the years. In every case the disappearances lead back to the mysterious hole in Mackenzie's backyard.
Detective Sam Kelly was investigating a murder. And then there were all the other crimes that no one knew were happening. Drug dealers, pedophiles, marital abuse. Don't turn over that rock. There are things underneath crawling.
Children have nightmares. They wake up in a sweat and cry out for their mothers. A village can have nightmares too. The villagers wake up and cry out for each other. These stories are about that nightmare.