Your father didn't kill himself....
New Orleans Detective Quinn Conners is haunted by her father's whiskey-soaked, last words—that he solved the Hudson murder and kidnapping. It wasn't the first time he'd made that drunken claim, and she didn't believe him. Twenty-four hours later she found him dead by his own hand.
Quinn blames the investigation for his downfall, so when a woman researching a book about the kidnapping contacts her for help, Quinn shuts her out. But an attempt on the writer's life and an anonymous message that puts her father's suicide in question convinces Quinn there's more to the writer's story.
Soon, Quinn finds herself entangled in the web of mystery surrounding Grace Hudson's disappearance and the powerful, secretive family at the heart of it. With nowhere else to turn, she immerses herself in her dad's private notes—they lead her down a dark, twisted path where nothing is as it seems and no one is above suspicion.
Too late, Quinn sees that, like her father before her, the case threatens to consume her. But turning back is not an option—she's determined to unearth the truth of whatever happened to Grace Hudson . . . even if it costs her life.