Child psychologist Liz Haver has returned to her Washington State hometown for one reason only: To find the son she was forced to give up the day he was born. Finding Jesse can make her dreams come true...or become a nightmare of suspicion, betrayal, and heartbreak.
Hawthorn Hart has also come home. A man haunted by tragedy. he has only one thing in his life that matters: his son, Jesse. Sixteen years before, Hawthorne had a passionate affair with Liz Havers. But it ended, and the world-weary cop has no intention of losing someone he loves again. Until he sees Liz, and desire is rekindled--powerful and hot. Until a fatal shooting plunges Jesse into a world of fear and deadly danger.
For murder has come to town. And suddenly, no one is safe--not Liz, not Hawthorne, not their son. Their last hope is to uncover the truth about the past, themselves--and the love they can no longer deny.
A very powerful story.