Struggling to make due with her ordinary life and stuck in a pokey small town surrounded by a one-pump gas station and run-down general store, Summer St.Clair spends her days sitting on her porch wondering if watching the paint dry on the easel is going to be the most exciting thing that is ever going to happen in her life. Suddenly, the police are knocking on her front door to inform her that a body has been found on her property behind her house. Life in this sleepy town now takes on a sharp new edge. This discovery leads Summer to delve into her family’s past. Did her family have secrets that someone is willing to kill to get their hands on? Who is behind this brutal murder, and could she be the killer’s next victim?