Frozen beneath the treacherous ice, a man stares wide-eyed, killed by a twelve-gauge shotgun. And hidden behind the deceptive beauty of Tawes Island, secrets remain unspoken, waiting to be brought to light.
Curious about the birth mother she's never known, Bailey Elliot arrives on Tawes to look into her own past, but it's wary residents don't take to outsiders digging up long-buried scandal. Her great-uncle warns her she's not safe, her mother lies dead in the church graveyard, and despite the sizzling attraction between them, Daniel Catlin tells her, "The sooner you leave, the better."
Then Bailey discovers a diary no one wants her to read, Daniel gives in to temptation, and a decades-old crime of passion is about to be reenacted!