“All I feel is terror. Terror and his hot breath against the back of my neck.”
Haunted by a night that has followed her since she was seventeen, Melody Amato lives a methodical life, avoiding unpredictable outcomes and, above all else, men. Determined to start over and escape the terror that consumes her, she plans to leave her hometown and find a new beginning somewhere else—somewhere safe—far away from her eternal nightmare. As Melody counts down the days until she can leave Southern Maryland, long-lost friend, Bennett Hayes, blows into town, making her question everything she thought she wanted.
The undeniable attraction between Melody and Bennett has her wondering if she can bury her secret and live a normal life, one without fear or regret. But when she attempts to let her guard down and give Bennett a chance, her past refuses to let her go. Torn between an unpredictable future and an unforgiving past, Melody must decide if she will run or take a leap of faith. But suffering in silence is no easy task, and her secret threatens to destroy any chance she may have at happiness and love.