Visitors to Acker’s Gap, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, see only its stunning natural beauty, but for those living there it’s a different story…Everyone wants to leave but only a few do. Bell Elkins left. As a broken teenager savaged by a past no-one would let her forget, desperate to escape the scene of her worst nightmares. But, as prosecuting attorney for Raythune County, Bell is back and determined to do all she can to clean up the only home she has ever known. But as winter sets in and her teenage daughter is witness to a shocking triple murder, Bell is going to learn that the real danger is much closer to home than she could ever have thought.