An Edgar Award Winning Author
On the day a black truck rattles past her house and a Klan flyer lands in her front yard, ten-year-old Beth disappears from her Simmonsville, Georgia, home. Seven years later, Imogene Coulter is burying her father - a Klan leader she has spent her life distancing herself from - and trying to escape the memories his funeral evokes. While clearing out her father's apparent hideout on the day of his funeral, she finds a child. Young and alive, in an abandoned basement. Driven by a love that extends beyond the ties of blood, Imogene struggles to save a girl she never knew but will now be bound to forever, and to save herself and those dearest to her.