65 years after the events that transpired in Arkalon, Kansas Leonie Stanton brings her grandson back to the place she met his grandfather, now a ghost town. The story is not one he expected to hear or she ever wanted to tell. Long dead secrets deserve to stay buried with the bodies.
January,1889 Planning to retire from working on her back, Lila Byrne plans to take up at a quiet house where she can plan what to do after the gold fields of Colorado made her a fortune. What she finds in the walls of the Cimarron Social Club is dire, and not for the lack of customers. All that is a trivial concern when they wake up trapped in a prairie storm to a find a dead woman encased in the ice outside and it's not likely an accident. When Lila finds that wasn't the only woman to die who came to the house and even a stranger comments Lila could be sisters with the dead, trying to stay alive long enough to escape the ice is the only concern.