In Wide Open, a near-death experience has left Hallie Michaels, a soldier serving in Afghanistan, able to see ghosts. While she’s trying to adjust to this new reality, she receives word that her sister, Dell, has died mysteriously back in western South Dakota. Home on ten days compassionate leave, Hallie’s determined to discover how her sister died. The sheriff has said that it’s suicide, but Hallie doesn’t believe it.
Her sister’s ghost is following her, strange things are happening all over the county, and there’s a young deputy sheriff who keeps turning up where he’s most not wanted. And someone is working overtime to make sure Hallie never figures out what it all means.
Following Wide Open, there will be two more novels set in the same fictitious western South Dakota county involving many of the same characters. Deep Down is scheduled to published in 2013, followed by a third novel in 2014.