Little two-year-old Renee Goode was buried with a ribbon in her hair and surrounded by her beloved stuffed toys. Her death for unexplained medical reasons while spending the night at her father's house had decimated her estranged parents, Michael and Annette Goode, and her doting grandmother, Sharon Couch. Her grief-stricken grandmother, working part-time as a private investigator, refused to accept the medical verdict of death from natural causes.

When a police investigator named Sue Dietrich -- a mother who had lost her own child to a rare virus -- came across the Goode case, she asked to take it on. Enlisting the help of Assistant District Attorney Jeri Yenne, the grandmother and the detective battled the skepticism of Texas law-enforcement officials. Eight months later, Renee's tiny coffin was due up from its resting place and her body exhumed to reveal the dark secret her grandmother had long suspected. Renee Goode had been murdered in cold blood by her own father.