Being an attorney and single mother in a small Mississippi town isn't easy-especially with your rich, appearance-conscious family nearby. After years of struggling, Leona Bingham is finally beginning to redeem herself in her relative's eyes. This newfound respect is shattered, though, when a death row inmate petitions her to save him. She's not a criminal lawyer, and Leona knows its crazy to take the case, but her client swears she alone is the only one qualified to save his innocent hide. But someone doestn't want Leona to find the truth and will use her family as a terrifying pawn to stop her. As menace escalates into a murder that hits too close to home, a desperate Leona stumbles onto shocking answers that will change her life, dark truths that just might save her client, too.