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The mysterious disappearance of recent high school graduate Livvy Whitlock took place in the summer of 1960. Her whereabouts was revealed 30 years later.

Thirty-eight-year-old interior decorator Mattie Noble, who was 8 years old at the time of the disappearance and lived on the same Pittsylvania County, Virginia, tobacco farm as Livvy, has always held the key to solving the mystery, though she did not know it.

Together, Mattie and Ms. Happy (Livvy’s mother) retell how the mystery of Livvy’s disappearance was unraveled and how Sundrenched Water was at the root of it all.



Merrie Tawgg committed many sexual indiscretions in her younger years. Because of this, her four older children grew up never knowing the identity of their fathers. For reasons only known to Merrie and her best friend, Merrie kept the fathers’ identities a secret. When the children become adults, they perform a search to find this missing link in their lives. Through watching her children in this search, and the loss of one, Merrie learns that the most important thing in life is not the secrets she has been keeping, but the complete happiness of her children. Merrie is murdered before she can reveal the fathers’ identities.

Arri, Merrie’s niece, tells Merrie’s story and how she was able to uncover the secrets of Salmer Tawgg.