In the bucolic mountain town of Trafalgar, British Columbia, a young woman is found dead of a heroin overdose, her baby lying at her side. Marks of restraint indicate that the death might not have been completely accidental. Only two things are known about the dead woman: her first name is Ashley, and she has a three-month-old baby boy. Before the police can discover who killed her, and why, they first have to find out who she was.
As the investigation into the young woman’s death, and life, grows, the case becomes increasingly personal for Probationary Constable Molly Smith and Sergeant John Winters. Smith’s mother, Lucky, has taken in the lost baby, and Winters’ wife, Eliza, is considering accepting a modeling contract with the controversial resort development that is ripping the close-knit community apart.
Soon Smith and Winters are plunged into the strange netherworld of a young woman who didn’t exist and a town that was happy to let her remain that way.
Valley of the Lost is the second in a traditional mystery series featuring Constable Smith, Sergeant Winters, and the town in the shadow of the glacier, Trafalgar, British Columbia.