Attorney Brady Coyne is on his way back home to Boston from his usual weekend commute to bucolic Garrison, Maine, when he gives Charolotte Gillespie a ride home from taking her sick dog to the veterinarian. But Brady suspects the soft-spoken African-American woman has personal reasons for choosing to live way off the beaten track in an isolated hunting shack, especially when he notices swastika graffiti on her property and learns her dog was poisoned.
And when Charlotte sends him a cryptic letter requesting his legal services, only to disappear days later, leaving no clue as to her whereabouts--except more spray-painted swastikas on her land--Brady knows something's very wrong. Now he's taken on a case for an invisible client, in a town where gossip flows freely, but truth is locked away behind closed doors and blank stares.
Suddenly, the quaint little New England hamlet doesn't seem quite so friendly anymore. And as Brady follows the trail that brought Charlotte to Garrison months earlier, someone who may now be guilty of double-homicide is following close on his heels--someone who's prepared to silence him for good.