"Bad things happen to other people. Not to us."
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One fateful night a shot rings out. A pretty farm girl disappears with a scandalous secret that could destroy a political empire. A year later, she resurfaces with a stunning new face that dazzles Hollywood and ignites the passion of movie executive Dom Whitfield. Dom is tormented by the feeling that he already knows her, but what he doesn’t know…
This is Crista's husband's mantra – something he says often, right up to the day his car goes off the cliff, killing him. Crista doesn't think her life can get any worse.
But it can. She finds out he was married to someone else. Leaving her not only heartbroken, but destitute.
She's fired from her job and evicted from her apartment. She and her two children make the hard move to Tahton, a small New England town she fled twenty-five years earlier, vowing never, ever to return.
There she encounters the man she thought she would never see again: her childhood love, Gareth. Old feelings begin to resurface. But just as Crista believes she is finally recovering from the shock of her dead husband’s betrayal, his ‘real’ wife contacts her... looking for something very valuable.... that Crista doesn’t even know she has.