The last thing Kaylie saw before passing out from the beating from her husband, Tim, were her children rushing to the door of their bedroom. Mark was wielding a baseball bat, Maddie - his twin - a kitchen knife, and little Mason a flyswatter. How had the man she married changed into a demonic stranger without her realizing it?
The downhill slide began in the small town of Prattville, Alabama where Kaylie began working as an agent with Tim's best friend, Rich Clark, who lived in Nashville on the purchase of a seven-million-dollar ranch in Wyoming. A sale, she would have caved and given to Tim under pressure if her best friend and co-worker, Molly, hadn't pushed her to stand up for herself. Who would have ever guessed much to Tim's chagrin, she would successfully negotiate a sale?
Eventually with time Kaylie began a new life in Wyoming with her children and as the wife of the seller, Tate Bradely. There, she felt she was safe from the crippled ex-husband she left almost two thousand miles behind. And she was - until she received an ominous message through the mail that was delivered in the form of a crudely hand-made puzzle made of wooden tiles. Were they going to be able to unscramble the letters to decipher the message in time? Or would the edict elude them until it was too late?