Life has been quiet until Jack Trace's estranged mother shows up. She's been a blank spot in Jack and Ensley's talks. The reason, she's been in prison for nearly thirty years for her part in a double murder. She doesn't show up alone, she brings with her the man who beat Jack as a child. Life goes very wrong very fast as fake photos, planted e-mails, and misleading notes show up. The lives around Ensley are torn apart. Ensley is left devastated, but in the end, she sets things right with Jack, and together they untangle the web of thieves and murders who have descended on Spirit Springs.