Tory Bodeen grew up in a small, rundown house where her
father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt - and
where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. But
she had Hope - who lived in the big house, just a short
skip away, and whose friendship allowed Tory to be
something she wasn't allowed to be at home: a child.
After young Hope's brutal murder, unsolved to this day,
Tory's life began to fall apart. And now, as she returns to
the tiny town of Progress, South Carolina, with plans to
settle in and open a stylish home-design shop, she is
determined to find a measure of peace and free herself from
the haunting visions of that terrible night. As she forges
a new bond with Cade Lavelle - Hope's older brother and the
heir to the Lavelle fortune - she isn't sure whether the
tragic loss they share will unite them or drive them apart.
But she is willing to open her heart, just a little, and
But living so close to unhappy memories will be more
difficult and frightening than she ever expected. Because
the killer of Hope is nearby as well.