She has a secret. He has a darker secret. One of their secrets can get them both killed.
Avery is brutally attacked. There is no motive, no suspect. She doesn't know who to trust. The neighbor? Her friends? What about her lover or the police? Making the wrong choice will lead to her murder.
Days later, a neighbor is found dead. His mutilated body is the second in a matter of weeks. A serial killer has hit the streets of Scottsdale, and Avery suspects her assault is somehow tied to the killings.
As she slowly unravels the truth, Avery realizes her attack is anything but normal or random. She is only one player amongst many. But does she risk confiding in anyone? What about her next-door neighbor, Luys? His act of kindness has brought them together. But is it truly kindness or something more sinister? Could he be hiding his own agenda?
Luys wants his past kept in the past. But a killer, far deadlier than any human, isn't willing to let things go. Then when Avery is assaulted, he knows he must do something to protect her, but at what cost? There's no going back if he dares to trust Avery with his dark history. He'll not only expose himself but the ones he loves. And what of any relationship between them? Is it doomed from the start, leading to pain, even death?
If they join forces to find a killer, will it be enough to survive? Because before they're done, more than one person will die. And they'll quickly learn someone is pretending to be who they're not and that the killer is filled with a seething need for vengeance.