"Collins writes of Appalachia with intensity - she's another authentic voice for the region." - Margaret Maron Fifteen years ago Alma Bashears fled Contrary, Kentucky, severing her Appalachian roots to forget the memory of a brutal gang rape. Now she's a savvy attorney at a prestigious San Francisco law firm. But an urgent call from her estranged family has summoned her back to defend her kin. Alma's brother, Vernon, is charged with murdering a crafty, influential businessman. Yet Alma soon discovers that the prosecutor is also the boy who was responsible for her rape. Now a "white-trash hollow girl" is about to dispense a little country justice.