Eleven years ago Alexa Hamilton left the South behind, fleeing the pain of her ex-husband's betrayal and the cruelty of his prominent Charleston family. Now an assistant D.A. in Manhattan, she's made a name for herself as a top prosecutor while juggling her role as devoted single mom to a teenage daughter. But everything changes when Alexa is handed her latest case: the trial of accused serial killer Luke Quentin. Facing a high-stakes trial, her private life thrown in turmoil by a series of threatening letters, she is forced to send her daughter back to the very place she swore she would never return to: the place where her marriage ended in heartbreak.