Award-winning journalist Caitlin Bergman's mother is deadat least that's what shes told everyone for the past forty years. Its easier to lie than to explain how Maya abandoned her only daughter before dropping off the map forever.But when a rural sheriff invites Caitlin to the woods of coastal Oregon to identify her mother's remains, Caitlin drops everything to face the woman she's spent a lifetime hating. Unfortunately, the bodyabandoned on the land of a reclusive cult, the Daughters of Godwas left faceless. Instead, Caitlin finds the diary of a woman obsessed with the end of the world, one that hints the cult's spiritual leader knows the identity of Caitlin's real father. And she's not the only one looking for clues in her mother's writing. Johnny Larsen, a violent white supremacist whose family runs the county, thinks the Daughters of God kidnapped his teenage daughterand hell do anything to get her back.At the top of a hill, an army of women wait for the end of days. In the town below, the Larsens plot to purify their county. Caught in the middle, Caitlin must decide which is more importantlearning the truth about her past or saving Mama Maya's chosen daughters from the end of the world.