Dana Newell has just moved to Rock Harbor to take a job as a sheriff's dispatcher and is settling inches The abusive relationship she left behind seems a distant memory in this perfect place. Her first day on the job, Dana receives a call from her friend Allyson who screams "He's going to kill me too" before the phone goes dead. Dana immediately dispatches a deputy, but it's too late. Allyson's death is ruled an accident, but Dana just doesn't believe it. She knows Allyson--an investigative reporter--was researching a new story. Did someone want to keep her quiet?