Megan Mayfield, a native of a sleepy Tennessee mountain town, has returned home after fleeing California and her abusive husband, Joe. She tries to settle into her new life, but fear that Joe will come after her continues to plague her. After starting a new relationship with an old boyfriend, Megan dares to believe that she just might find happiness again.
But when her ex-husband shows up in town, he sparks a chain of events that eventually leads to the revival of mountain justice. The penalties in this ancient system contrast sharply with modern theories of crime prevention and punishment. This disparity quickly captivates national attention as newspapers pose the question, "Is an eye for an eye the most effective form of justice?"
Set against the mysterious, foreboding peaks of Southern Appalachia, Mountain Justice is a gripping tale of abuse, murder, love, and vengeance.