Melissa Witherspoon Sullivan is a bestselling author living in New York City living with Dr. Stephen Callahan, but her heart is stuck in a small town in Pennsylvania with Daniel MacBride, her childhood sweetheart. When she returns to visit her dying aunt, she grabs the chance to get back the life she should have had, unaware that she is putting her family in danger or that she will have to decide whether to use her Witherspoon gift of healing to save the aunt she despises.
Melissa isn’t in town long when she discovers that Daniel is the newly appointed chief of police. And as if he doesn’t have enough on his hands with his mom sick with heart problems, his fiancé complaining about all the hours he works; Melissa is back! To top it all off, a young woman from the wrong side of the tracks goes missing and it’s his job to solve the town’s first murder in decades.
When Melissa finds out about the murder, her reporter instincts kick in and Daniel soon finds out that she’s knee deep in his investigation. And he’s getting pressure from his superiors to solve this murder fast and keep the Witherspoon girl out of it. He is encouraged, if he cares at all about his career, to get the girl out of town. Daniel doesn’t know what that’s all about, and tries his best to restrain Melissa’s involvement in the murder case. But he wouldn’t make her leave town even if he could--her aunt’s dying, for God’s sake. And, just maybe, seeing her again has stirred up feelings he’d spent years trying to forget.
Stephen, meanwhile, waits at home until the time when Melissa needs him in Sylvan Mills. And wants him. He knows that her bestseller, Who Am I?, hadn’t told the whole story. When she confronts her demons, he’ll be there—if she lets him.
There are many questions to be answered, not just who killed Sally Walters, the poor girl who had dreams of her own. Melissa has more mysteries to solve closer to home, uncovering the family secrets that changed Mimi’s life, Jane’s life, and are going to change hers, forever.
Once she has done that, she can go home, wherever that is.