Debra meets Mary Davis in a battered women’s shelter and is relieved when her client divorces her sadistic husband. Then Mary’s body is discovered at the bottom of a muddy ravine. From that day forward, Debra's peaceful existence is shattered. While her anxiety grows from whispered phone calls and break-ins, a vivid memory of childhood trauma surfaces.
Michael Murphy, exhausted Homicide Detective, believes police work interferes with his relationships, and he’ll never be able to keep a woman happy. But when he meets Debra Stone, he thinks his luck might be changing.
Neither Michael nor Debra can anticipate the actions of a deranged killer. While Debra struggles to hold her life together, the disturbing parallels between her past and present mount. And the real nightmares begin.
"...kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. A riveting mixture of psychological intrigue and murder."
-Alla Crone, author of Rodina and Winds Over Manchuria.