When 42 year old behavior analyst Kate Lockbee loses everything in a fire, including her husband, she responds to a strange ad online, hoping for a fresh start.
Soon, she finds herself traveling to Louisiana to Cypresswood, an old plantation home in the Atchafalaya Basin to be the therapist for a young child with autism. When she meets the girl's father, the scarred Young Winstone, who catches and sells alligators for a living, she is attracted to him but loathe to get involved after her recent loss. When a murder occurs on the property, she realizes someone is trying to harm him and his daughter. Can she protect them both and solve the mystery before something terrible happens?
This is a steamy gothic romance novel.