When Madison Owens left her rural hometown in South West Virginia to pursue her goal of becoming a writer, she never imagined that she would become a best-selling novelist and marry the man of her dreams. But she soon learns that dreams can turn into nightmares, and when something seems too good to be true, it usually is.
Divorced, heartbroken, and suffering from a major case of writerís block, Madison returns to Virginia with plans to renovate her grandparentís rustic cabin and create the sanctuary she so desperately needs.
Will McGomery is a man in hiding. After his wifeís suicide and the suspicious drowning death of a young local girl and family friend, Sarah Chambers, Will wants nothing more than to be left alone. The plot of land and cabin he purchased from the Owens family seemed to be the ideal place to escape the demons of his past, to live a quiet, simple life of solitude, and to silence the ghost who haunts him. But when a nosy, beautiful author shows up on his land claiming it as her own and stubbornly refusing to leave until he answers her questions about the past, Will knows that his quiet existence is at an end.
Although Madison knows she should heed Willís warnings and stay out of his life, she canít escape her growing attraction to the mysterious recluse. Her writerís imagination is awakened by his story, just as her body is awakened by his touch.
In her determination to sort out the truth from the lies, Madison wades into a quagmire of painful secrets, where no one is above suspicion and betrayal lies around every corner. Thoroughly embroiled in the mystery of Sarah Chamberís death and her growing attraction to Will McGomery, Madison will invest everythingóher heart and her lifeóin her quest to silence Sarah.
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense, Paranormal elements
Heat Level: Sapphire - Standard sensuality level for most mainstream romances. Love scenes can be hotter and occur more frequently.