Chance Gregory is still mourning the loss of his ex-wife, the mother of his children, when her killer kills again and leaves an explicit message written in blood in Chance's law office. The killer also left a knife in Baylee Patterson's pillow. She's a newspaper reporter who wrote some not-so-nice things about the killer. Chance had a one-night affair with Baylee after his divorce became final, and he's determined to protect her as he wasn't able to protect his ex-wife.
When the detective in charge advises them to leave town, they go together, hoping the police find the killer before he finds them. THe more time Baylee spends with Chance, the more she wants the one thing she knows she can't have. Chance Gregory. His three grief-stricken kids need him, and they have to come first.