Reclusive novelist Aaron Westhaven, a man Olivia Dupree has admired and more for years, has accepted her invitation to speak at a local fundraiser. But the day he’s due to arrive, she gets a call summoning her to the bedside of a John Doe whose sole possession is her business card. Can Aaron survivor of an execution-style gunshot wound really be the novelist the lonely Olivia has grown to think of as a near soulmate? If not, he can only be in Shadow Falls for one reason to kill her. Olivia, too, has secrets. And discovering the truth about the man in the hospital bed means dredging up her own past a past she’s been hiding from for sixteen years.