Where did they come from? Why did they fall?In a quiet town, a thousand dead starlings fall onto a high school field, unleashing a horrifying and unexpected chain of events that will rock the close-knit community. Beloved coach and teacher Nate Winters and his wife, Alecia, are well respected throughout town. That is, until one of the reporters investigating the bizarre bird phenomenon catches Nate embracing a student, Lucia Hamm., Lucia soon buoys the scandal by claiming that she and Nate are having an affair, throwing the town into an uproar and leaving Alecia to wonder if her husband has a second life. And when Lucia suddenly disappears, the police only have one suspect: Nate. Nate's coworker, Bridget Harris, is determined to prove his innocence., Bridget knows the key to Nate's exoneration and the truth of Lucia's disappearance lie within the walls of the school and in the pages of the missing girl's journal. The Blackbird Season is a haunting, psychologically nuanced suspense, filled with Kate Moretti's signature chillingly satisfying twists and turns.