Nineteen years ago, Deborah Stoner stood on the gallows of Stoner’s Crossing, Texas, awaiting execution for the murder of her husband. Miraculously, she escaped — but now the past has caught up with her, and history threatens to repeat itself. And this time the stakes are higher. She could lose not only her life, but the love and respect of her daughter Carolyn as well.
As the secrets of Deborah’s past begin to unravel, Carolyn is thrust into the midst of a dilemma. Torn between love for her mother and the possibility of finding a place with a grandfather she never knew, Carolyn must call on all her courage to face the terrible truths that have been hidden for two decades.