Cassidy Gallagher has the perfect life - she's a savvy attorney with one of Savannah's foremost law firms, she's having a convenient if passionless affair with one of the partners, and she owns a magnificent apartment high above panoramic views of the river - until she awakens one morning to watch it all shatter. Within twenty-four hours, she finds herself unemployed, her sister disappears without a trace, and the only man she has ever loved, a man who cruelly shattered her innocence, is being held for her sister's murder.
Cassidy must return to her childhood home, the peaceful seaside retreat of Witchduck, Georgia, to unsnarl the web of betrayal and deceit that threatens to destroy the life she has painstakingly built for herself. But Harlan Cain, Witchduck's erstwhile bad boy and a man she still loves passionately, seems angrily determined to send her home again. The Chief of Police doesn't trust her, and her own family has conveniently forgotten the heartbreaking past that drove Cassidy from Witchduck in the first place. As she unearths the truth behind her sister's disappearance, it becomes increasingly evident to Cassidy that her own life is in danger as well. And only an uneasy alliance with Cain can save her, but that means the biggest risk of all - giving herself all over again to a dangerous, once-in-a-lifetime love.