Heidi Olsen can't talk to people who scare her. A few years earlier, criminals terrorized her and killed her new husband in a bank robbery. Strangers either frighten Heidi into helplessness or slip past her carefully constructed defenses. She stays alone in her lovely house on her delightful farm and speaks only to her sister and brother-in-law, Rhiana and Tanner Brown.
Jacob Henderson, a very large, glowering man, enters Heidi's life, and she accepts him completely without knowing anything about him. Tanner runs a background check on Jacob which shows nothing at all before than two years earlier. Nothing. Not a birth certificate. Not a library card. Not a parking ticket. Nothing.
A violent, religious cult comes to town and tries to take away Heidi's land, Heidi's carefully controlled world falls apart. She's kidnapped, and Rhiana and Tanner fight hard to rescue her. Rhiana has a special advantage. She's Welsh, and the Welsh are a mystical people. Neither her magic nor Tanner's brilliant mind and strong body are enough. The cult captures Heidi with very little effort. She's helpless and alone and paralyzed with fear.
Heidi needs to get herself out of trouble which means facing her terror.