Mallorys mother died fifteen years ago. But her fathers last words on the phone were unmistakable: Find . . . mother.
Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesnt have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point.
Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin OConnor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart and leftwithout a wordyears ago.
When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own lifeand her beloved teenage daughter, Haylietheir search intensifies. Theres a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye.
As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her fathers killerit is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.