Three girls disappear one after the other and are found dead near a pond in the Dombes region of Eastern France. Dressed up like schoolgirls with painted faces and cut hair, each child is displayed in a shocking position.
A fourth girl disappears, but her father’s past of suspected terrorism leads the police to concentrate only on the other murders.
With time, other pressing matters take precedence, and the case goes cold. But the murderer makes sure that the police do not forget about the mystery with terrifying and taunting messages!
Seven years later, inspector Dominique Deschamps arrives on a scene where explosives have been discovered. Nearby, the pond with its sordid past sits and a body is found in a cabin, surrounded by newspaper clippings linked to the disappearance of the girls. Will this lead to a wild goose chase, or are the cases linked?
Twists and turns will keep Deschamp on his toes throughout his investigation as he learns not everything is what it seems to be…