(from ABC's press release, March 2014) As you drive into this quaint town, the banner reads, "Welcome to Serenity Falls - Our Little Slice of Heaven by the Lake!" It's an idyllic lake resort where everyone knows everyone's business. That is, until Sheriff Marty Kesowich (Jack Davenport) is tipped off about an illicit film starring his teenage daughter Merel and her best friends Sonya and Jane. Before he can investigate, Jane goes missing that night during the Spring Rose Festival. There is no more serenity in Serenity Falls. Relationships are tested as the three girls' families: the McCallisters, the Kesowiches and the Harpers, face Jane's disappearance and the arrival of FBI Agent Leah Pierce (Jennifer Carpenter). Sheriff Marty attempts to protect his friends against Pierce's cynicism and harsh accusations. When Pierce discovers Marty has been withholding knowledge of the girls' film, she questions whether he can be objective. Xander Harper, Jane's boyfriend, quickly becomes a suspect. During a tough interrogation by Pierce, Xander claims he saw Jane walking toward the lake, but fell asleep at the time of her disappearance. With the details of his story not adding up, Xander's parents, Dr. Kristen and Pete Harper, struggle over whether to expose his prior drug problems to Pierce. Jane's parents, Reverend Jimmy and Adine McCallister, have had their dependable world crumble and are coping with the nightmare of losing their only daughter... while their son, Rudy, attempts to dull the pain of his loss in other ways. As the dark secrets of Serenity Falls' most prominent families come to light betrayal, sex and murder will rock the town to its core in this drama from creator Jenna Bans (Scandal) with Mandeville Films (The Fighter, The Proposal, Detroit 187) and Scripted World (Hostages, Betrayal) attached to produce.