Henbane!--even the name suggests toxicity. In a small town in the Ozarks, the devil has plenty of namesakes among the landmarks, and the rough terrain hides untold secrets. Outsiders are never welcome, and Lucy feels the resentment even though she was born here. In fact, it was her mother who was the outsider, who disappeared mysteriously when Lucy was an infant and who still inspires tales of witchcraft sixteen years later. Now the butchered body of Lucy’s friend Cheri has turned up, and Lucy tries to investigate that death as well as her mother’s disappearance. But what should Lucy do when the evidence seems to implicate her own family?