Secrets, betrayal, and a mysterious family history
plague the heroine in the latest novel from New York
Times-bestselling author Karen Robards.
The past is never over. It just gets dusty.
Lisa Shewmaker was a rising star in a prestigious law firm in
Lexington, Kentucky; that is, until the firm went bankrupt and she
lost her job. With an ailing mother to care for, Lisa takes the
first position she can find: research assistant to District
Attorney Scott Buchanan. Scott is as disagreeable as he is sexy,
and Lisa suspects the only reason she got the job is because of her
privileged upbringing as the daughter of a wealthy federal
While reviewing cold cases in the Fayette County courthouse, a
particularly thick manila envelope draws Lisa''s attention. The
details of the case are engrossing: An entire family-father,
mother, and two children-disappeared more than twenty-eight years
ago. Except that''s not all: The mother in the photo could have
been Lisa''s twin, and the toddler in the picture bears an uncanny
resemblance to Lisa herself. Before Lisa can learn more about her
past, a series of catastrophes strike close to home. Lisa confides
in Scott, and their relationship develops into something completely
different. Together Lisa and Scott unravel a terrifying web of
criminal connections that could destroy the very fabric of Lisa''s
life-if she lives long enough, that is.