Carter Stone is young, handsome, smart, talented, and on the road to riches. After years of hard work and big dreams, one of the best colleges on the east coast is giving him a full ride on a basketball scholarship. Life is but a dream!
…that dream turns into a nightmare when he wakes up in the wee hours of a hot July morning and realizes his house is on fire!
When the smoke clears, the authorities discover that the fatal fire was intentionally set, and Carter's family has lost everything. Precious young lives are lost, his childhood home is gone, and his severe injuries threaten to destroy his future.
Disoriented, crushed and enraged, he learns that Sabrina, his loving, hardworking, single mother is on life support. As the doctors pressure his family to end her suffering, Carter realizes her life could end any day at any time.
Despite their best efforts, the police have no leads and no suspects, and the young rising star has no idea who would do this to his family and why. Desperate and devastated, he makes one promise at his beloved mother's bedside: that he would not let her go without finding out the truth.
It was just another day, just another shift for Charity Riddick, a young Registered Nurse on duty that fateful night in July when a fleet of emergency vehicles rushed a family of 7 to her hospital. Horrified and distraught over what happened to them, she was determined to help the surviving family members heal physically and emotionally. In the process, the Stone family takes over her heart---and her good judgment, blurring the lines between nurse and investigator.
…and when the relentless murderer sets out to finish what was started, nobody is safe anywhere.
…but how do you find a killer who is hiding in plain sight?