When their mother suddenly dies, twelve-year-old Easter and her six-year-old sister Ruby are shuffled into the foster care system in Gastonia, North Carolina, a town at the edge of the Appalachian mountains. But just as they begin to settle into their new life, their errant father, Wade, an ex-minor league baseball player whom they haven’t seen in two years, suddenly appears and wants to spend some time with his girls. Unfortunately, Wade has signed away legal rights to his daughters, and the only way he can get Easter and Ruby back is to steal them away in the night.
Skeptical of the authorities’ abilities to find the kidnapped girls, their grandparents hire Brady Weller, a private investigator who turns up information linking Wade to a recent bank heist, one with a whopping $17.5 million missing. But Brady Weller isn’t the only one hunting the desperate father. Bobby Pruitt, a shady and unpredictable man nursing a years-old vendetta, is also determined to find Wade and claim his due.
Narrated by Easter, Weller, and Pruitt in alternating voices that are at once captivating and heartbreaking, Untitled is a story about the emotional pull of family and the primal desire to outrun a past that refuses to let go.