Cruel Past is an incredible, captivating end to Cruel Whispers. After being harassed, stalked, kidnaped, and almost killed by her ex-husband in California, as portrayed in Cruel Whispers, Salina tries to begin a new life as Salina Garlin Rey. In a small town in New York, Salina, along with her husband, Stuart, tries to pick up the pieces of the shattered, tormented lives they previously led in California. By taking in four abused and neglected children at Rey’s Care Center for Children, Salina attempts to seek atonement for past sins. The Reys begin to find a little peace and happiness in their new lives; that is, until things begin to go wrong. The children are attacked and begin to disappear. FBI agents are looking at Salina as a suspect in the children’s disappearances. As evidence against Salina is unearthed, a child most in need of Salina’s care wants revenge. Join Salina in her new life in New York and see through her eyes how one person’s past sins can reappear and present a world of regret, guilt, murder, and revenge.