In the morning of December 31, 1994, a little girl ran barefoot through the streets of quiet Saugerties, New York, clad only in her night clothes and crying out in fear and pain. The story she told would shock the town: of a vicious murder and a teen couple's obscene, three-day orgy of sex and junk food. When police investigated the girl's claims, they found the body of her grandmother stuffed into the trunk of a car and began their pursuit of a killer. At first, suspicion fell on 15-year-old James Evans, a violently troubled teenager known to be a ticketing time bomb. But soon the terrible truth about his 13-year-old lover, Wendy, would come out. The angelic-looking honour student had convinced James to strangle her grandmother with a kite string. Then she took her own little sister prisoner, took her grandmother's money, and began an odyssey of sin.