Determined to make a fresh start after beating cancer, Chicagoan Leigh Girard leaves a failed marriage and a teaching career and moves to Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, a remote artist community on the Door County peninsula. Taking a job as a reporter with the Door County Gazette, her first assignment is an obituary feature on Carl Peck, who died suddenly while hospitalized. His widow is claiming medical negligence. But as Leigh looks into the story, she discovers something far worse: possible murder.When Carl Peck's daughter attempts to take her own life shortly after her good friend, a local librarian, kills herself, Leigh makes a shocking connection to a twenty-year-old secret. As she probes the heart of a tragic mystery that bridges past and present, Leigh learns the survival instincts that have carried her this far are about to be tested against a clever killer.