"Do not think at this moment, Cara Westling.
Concentrate on nothing but saving your life.
You want your daughter to be without a father and a mother?"
Cara Westling, a newcomer to the small town of Payton, Idaho, is grateful she's landed employment with the highly respected J.L. Larrett. A victim of abuse both from her father and ex-husband, Cara is struggling to build her own self esteem-and a new life for herself and her troubled thirteen-year-old daughter, Riley.
But J.L. Larrett is not the man people think they know.
One week into the job, J.L. forces Cara to do the unthinkable-help him hide the body of a woman he's murdered. If Cara refuses, she could pay with her life.
If she obeys, the stain on her soul may be more than she can bear.