A gripping new novel from bestselling suspense author Terri Blackstock.
One father was murdered. Another was convicted of his death. All because their children fell in love.
Beckett has spent his life fighting wildfires instead of the lies and
rumors that drove him from his Colorado hometown. His mother begs him to
come back now that his father has been released from prison, but it
isn’t until he’s sidelined by an injury that he’s forced to return and
face his past. But that means facing Brenna too.
ago, Nate was in love with the preacher’s daughter. When Pastor
Strickland discovered Brenna defied him to sneak out with Nate, the
fight between Strickland and Nate’s drunken dad was loud—and very
public. Strickland was found murdered later that night, and everyone
accused Roy Beckett. When the church burned down not long after, people
assumed Nate set the fire to get even for his father’s conviction. He
let the rumors fly and left town without looking back.
stunned to learn that the man convicted of murdering her father has been
pardoned. The events of that night set her life on a bad course, and
now she’s fighting a brutal custody battle with her ex and his new wife
where he’s using lies and his family’s money to sway the judge. Brenna
is barely hanging on, and she’s turned to alcohol to cope. Shame and
fear consume her.
As Nate and Brenna deal with the
present—including new information about that fateful night and a
wildfire that’s threatening their town—the past keeps igniting. Nate is
the steady force Brenna has so desperately needed. But she’ll have to
learn to trust him again first.