Newlywed artist Ellie Batter has it all: the perfect husband, the dream job and a nice cushion of money earned through years of sacrifice and hard work. After creating her latest masterpiece, Ellie’s entire world is flipped upside down. What caused her to paint the bloodied stranger? Ellie didn’t know, but days later a woman of the painting’s exact likeness is found dead. Obsessed with finding answers, Ellie quickly becomes the next target of a mysterious killer hunting artists throughout the city of Northampton, Massachusetts.
Dysfunctional PI Dev Haskell receives a request from beautiful, red-headed Desi Quinn to investigate the trumped-up charges that ruined her life and sent her to prison six years ago. Desi’s life was destroyed after a brief relationship with upstanding citizen, Man-of-the-Year Gaston Driscoll, who just happened to be her boss. She views Dev as her last hope–her last shot–but the impossibly dangerous scenario she describes makes Dev think the investigation would be out of his league; he politely declines.