Yorkshire, 1845. A young wife and mother has gone missing from her home, leaving behind two small children and a large pool of blood. Just a few miles away, a humble parson's daughters— Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë—learn of the crime. Not yet published novelists, they have well-honed imaginations and are expert readers of books and people. As they make their first investigation, the Brontës are confronted with a society that believes a woman's place is in the home, not scouring the countryside looking for clues. But nothing will stop the sisters from discovering what happened to the vanished bride, even as they find their own lives are in great peril.