Claire Mackenzie leaves her high-powered job with her father's law firm to "pay back" Luke Cabrio who has confessed to a murder. Years ago Luke saved Claire from a gang-rape and she has ached for Luke ever since. Now is her chance to repay the debt. Claire knows Luke could not have committed the murder but he does everything he can to thwart her efforts to help. I have read several of Patricia Coughlin's stories and always come away satisfied.