Uma Thornton has always kept the secrets of Madrid, Oklahoma, safe, and until Mitchell Warren's return she's been able to create a peaceful home for herself in this small town where nothing — it seems — ever happens. But all that is about to change.When Uma's safety is shattered by a shadowy murderer who prowls the quiet streets and gardens of this town, she fears Mitchell knows more than he lets on.
Mitchell, a man tormented by his past, claims he wants to protect Uma, but she is not sure she can trust him — despite her growing attraction to him. Then the series of mysterious deaths escalates, and suspicions turn in his direction. Can Uma trust Mitchell with her life — and her love — or is he as dangerous as he seems?