Detective Nick Ryan and Elizabeth Harper haven’t seen each other in five years after she married a man he despised. Her husband is dead, and she has many reasons to want him dead. Hasty decisions have brought Nick and Elizabeth to a strange and bloody crossroads. He’s worried his feelings for her will help her get away with murder, and she’s worried they’ll land her in prison. An old flame, a dead husband, and a compromised cop. What could go wrong?
Other families pass down their stories, Kate Earnshaw’s family passes down painful riddles without answers, where secrets disappear from one generation to the next.
Kate’s father’s suicide has left many unanswered questions, including what to do with the abandoned family ranch on the eastern plains of Colorado and what to believe about Evan Hastings, a neighbor who seems to have as many secrets as her father and knows more about him than she does. But there’s something about Evan that calls her back to her father’s home. Something that threatens to unearth more than the past.