Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who's made her life a nightmare for the past year -- desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother's old house in Cincinnati offers a sanctuary in which she can start her life anew, but requires that she face dark memories that resonate to this day. She has no idea, however, just how close to home her fears still are ... Two college girls have gone missing in the area, and FBI special agent Deacon Novak is called to work on the case. When his inquiry unexpectedly leads him to Faith, he finds a beautiful and brave woman he can't help but fall for. Soon they'll discover that this seemingly simple investigation is anything but. Reaching back decades into Faith's own past, it will shatter everything she believes to be true and will give terrifying new meaning to "flesh and blood.
When Melanie Hunter uncharacteristically disappears, the men in her life come under suspicion. It soon becomes clear that there are many secrets in Melanie's past. Bill Slider and his team are investigating and they will have to unravel lies, half-truths and deceptions to find the answer to their questions.