Ellie Carlisle returns to her childhood home on the Siletz Indian Reservation to bury her son. She's prepared to spend the next few months struggling with her grief before even thinking about moving on with her life. But when the former investigator is hired by the tribal council to investigate grave robberies, Ellie begins to wonder if they're connected to the murder of her aunt, a crime for which her cousin sits in prison. What follows is a quest for answers while Ellie faces death threats, a hateful sheriff, an ill-advised attraction to another detective, and the possible revelation of secrets from her past.
Grace Elting Castle's novel explores grief, family relationships, and long-buried secrets against the backdrop of an Indian reservation fighting for restoration and the repercussions of a crime that rocked a family.