When the frantic pace of her Washington, D.C. life becomes too much for her to bear, Willow St. Claire takes refuge in theNorth Georgia mountains. She buys a bookstore, hoping to spend her days talking to customers about the latest releases, and her evenings in the quiet oasis of her mountain retreat. Alone in her cabin, miles away from the nearest neighbor, Willow must l earn to cope with the terror of her past, heal from the loss of her mother, and maintain a relationship with a teenaged daughter who refuses to leave D.C. where she lives with her father. But late one night, a knock at Willow’s kitchen door sets off a series of events that will shatter her newly found peace and tranquility, and threaten to trigger another breakdown. Willow has held tightly to her own version of the truth for over three decades, because for her, real truth is far too disturbing to acknowledge.