Charlotte Graham finally has her life back.
She remains the victim of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history, but her abductors are dead, she has a new identity, and she's rebuilt her life around a profession she loves. All seems well on the surface, but she's hiding a dark secret. She's never said a word - to the cops, to her doctors, to family - about everything she endured during the horrifying four years she was held captive.
A family legacy has brought her back to Chicago, where a reporter is writing a book about the kidnapping. The cops who worked the case are cooperating with him. Her options are limited: Hope the reporter doesn't find the full truth, or break her silence about what happened. And her silence is what has protected her family for years.
Bryce Bishop doesn't know her past; he only knows she has coins to sell from her grandfather's estate - and that the FBI director for the Chicago office made the introduction. The more he gets to know Charlotte, the more interested he becomes, an interest encouraged by those closest to her.. But nothing else is working in his favor - she's decided she is single for life, she struggles with her faith, and she's willing to forego a huge inheritance to keep her privacy. She's not giving him much of an opening to work with.
Charlotte wants to trust him. And she needs to tell him what happened. Because a crime the cops thought was solved has only opened another chapter...