Kit Carson's dream of escaping his soul crushing job collides with a serial killer's dream of reclaiming his position in his family's hierarchy. Kit invites four friends to an inherited century old homestead for a weekend of developing a business plan for the property and outdoor camaraderie. A careless shotgun blast puts Kit and his friends in the crossfire of an unhinged killer and his clever drug making partner. What should have been a relaxing outing becomes a case of 21st Century southern discomfort as Kit's group struggles to survive the deep forest, a ruthless killer, and each other. Dark Hearts in the Forest will leave you yearning to be in the great outdoors but looking over your shoulder once you are there in this novel of the 21st Century colliding with the traditions of the Old South.