Its been twelve years since ER nurse Frankie Stapleton fled the quiet banks of Stillwater, but with her sisters pregnancy taking a dangerous turn and a string of failed relationships in Chicago hanging over her, Frankie is back and hoping to put the past behind her. Within minutes of arriving at Stillwater General Hospital, however, she ends up saving a mans life, only to have him turn up dead hours laterand the hospital blames Frankie. Her instincts say Clem Jensen didnt die of natural causes, but the more she digs, the more she discovers too many suspects, a few surprising allies, and some hard truths about the first man she ever lovedand left. Now the boy she once knew is a skeptical sheriffs deputy, her familys hardware store is in jeopardy, and the rift between Frankie and her loved ones is deeper than ever. With her careerand futureon life support, Frankie must catch a killer, clear her name, and heal the wounds of the past.