As one of the youngest halfway house superintendents in the Massachusetts prison system, Natalie Price has dealt with plenty of potentially explosive situations. But she's never seen anything like the intense public and media scrutiny that's followed convicted murderer Lynn Ingram to Horizon House where she's been dogged by violence and threats throughout her sentence. Natalie is determined to help her charge make a peaceful transition back into society-but only a few weeks later, Lynn is savagely attacked and left in a coma.
Guilt-stricken, Natalie realizes the only way she can protect Lynn now is to sort through the secrets-and likely suspects-in her life. But a welter of contradictory evidence is making it impossible to discover who's really guilty even as it causes Natalie to confront some hard truths of her own.
With the attack, a viciously obsessed killer has upped the stakes in the most personal-and horrifying-way imaginable. And Natalie must race the clock to put the pieces together... knowing all too well that this time, finding justice might cost her everything.