Elizabeth Hampton is consumed by grief when her mother dies unexpectedly. Leslie Hampton cared for Ronnie, Elizabeths troubled brother with special needs, assuming Elizabeth would take him in when the time came. But Leslies sudden death propels Elizabeth into a world of danger and double lives that undoes everything she thought she knew. When police discover that Leslie was strangled, they immediately suspect that one of Ronnies outbursts took a tragic turn. Elizabeth cant believe that her brother is capable of murder, but who else could have had a motive to kill their quiet, retired mother? More questions arise when a stranger is named in Leslies will: a woman also named Elizabeth. As the familys secrets unravel, a man from Leslies past who claims to have all the answers arrives, but those answers might put Elizabeth and those she loves the most in mortal danger.