Sleepy little North Bend just woke up. The newly promoted Sergeant Jade Monroe, and her partner, Detective Jack Steele, have just been informed of an unidentified male body found at a local lake. The town is in an uproar. The victim was nearly decapitated, and murder simply doesn’t happen in North Bend.
As more bodies turn up, the single connection between all of the victims becomes clear—it’s Jade, herself. With each new victim getting one step closer to Jade, time begins to tick away. She must find the person responsible before her loved ones, or herself, are targeted next.
Eight months after her harrowing experiences in Miami, Chloe McConnaughey leaves the comfort of Atlanta and a burgeoning romantic relationship to reunite with the father that abandoned her twenty-five years ago. But when she reaches his quaint southern town she quickly learns that he’s still keeping secrets. Unable to face the mounting tide of lies, she resolves to head back home. But when a murder investigation entangles her father and tragedy strikes, she finds herself partnering with her father’s law associate, who may have more than murder on his mind, to uncover the truth.