Someone is knocking at the door to Grace Adams' house, and he won't stop. Grace thinks she knows who it is, but when she goes to her second floor window for a look she sees a woman she doesn't recognize. The woman isn't alone for long before a man emerges from the dark of the surrounding woods, stabs her, and leaves her for dead. Trying to help, Grace goes to the woman and is shocked to find that it's her mother Leanne - a woman who abandoned her 11 years before.
"You can do better"
When Detective Macy Greeley is called to Wilmington Creek, a sleepy ranching community in Northern Montana, she expects an open-and-shut, if high-profile, murder case. What greets her is anything but. John Dalton, a soldier returned home from serving in Afghanistan, has been shot dead in an alleyway outside a local bar.
"Second novel better than first"
Ein eiskalter Wintermorgen im verlassenen Norden Montanas. Blutüberströmt bricht eine Frau vor dem Haus von Grace zusammen. Beim Versuch, sie zu retten, erkennt Grace in der Toten ihre vor vielen Jahren spurlos verschwundene Mutter. Macy Greeley, die hochschwangere Polizistin, die in der Vergangenheit vergeblich versucht hatte, Graces' Mutter aufzuspüren, übernimmt den Fall. Doch Grace ist ihr zunächst keine große Hilfe.