Aurore Gerritsen watched her lover kill her father. It was just one act of violence in a dramatic chain of events.
Behind the iron lace gates of wealthy New Orleans, beneath the veneer of her society name, linger truths that Aurore Gerritsen has hidden for a lifetime — truths that threaten to change forever the lives of her unsuspecting family. Now, as Aurore faces her own mortality, she needs to reveal the secrets that have haunted her for so many years.
Aurore seeks out Phillip Benedict to disclose her story. He’s intrigued, but wonders why the matriarch of a reknowned white family would choose to confess her sins to an outspoken black journalist prominent in the civil rights movement. Finally Phillip agrees.
But nothing prepares him for the far-reaching impact of Aurore’s shocking revelations.