Along Comes a Stranger : The summer of 1995 marks Kate Colter's fifteenth year in the small town of Hayden, Wyoming. Even though she is a New Englander at heart, Kate has reached a point where rodeos, summer heat, and the vast, desolate beauty of the West have become almost second nature to her. She loves her husband and daughter, is fond of her neighbors, and enjoys the company of her mother-in-law. Yet, privately, she longs for the conversations and stories of her past, and she can't help but feel disconnected from the people around her. In walks Tom Baxter, Kate's mother-in-law's new suitor from "back East." Kate is immediately drawn to Tom - he seems like the little piece of home that Kate misses. She's curious about him and about his story, but finds unexplained gaps and inconsistencies that pique her interest to a new level. Then a series of peculiar and seemingly suspicious events leads Kate to a terrifying conclusion - a conclusion that could forever shatter her life and the lives of those she loves.