FBI-certified forensic artist Carrie Stuart Parks combines her knowledge of art and forensics in this case of family secrets and deception.
Piper Boone is enjoying a leisurely lunch with a friend in picturesque Marion Inlet, South Carolina, when a man set on violence turns the day into something completely different. Thanks to the swift actions of a stranger at the next table, Piper is safe--but the handsome hero, Tucker Landry, is injured in the chaos.
In gratitude, Piper invites Tucker to recover on her family's island estate. The family is meeting for the yearly stockholders' session, but like the hurricane forming off the Carolina coast, the gathering relatives and ex-husband will bring a storm of buried secrets, festering lies, and murders.
Tucker learns that Piper has retreated from her life of perceived failure and a God of perceived vengeance. Since her only child, Dove, died fifteen years ago, Piper's life has come to a complete standstill. Tucker, a forensic artist, offers to help her investigate the death of her daughter and age-progress her image.
Tucker also has a past of hidden wounds and failures. He is working for the mysterious Clan Firinn--Family of Truth, a group that takes law enforcement professionals who have destroyed their lives and careers and gives them a chance to succeed.
As Piper and Tucker seek out the truth of Dove's fate, it quickly becomes apparent that someone doesn't want the past revisited--and that some secrets are worth killing for. They both must confront the specters of their past, the lies in their present, and the terrifying nightmare of the hurricane in their future.