Like many of us, maybe even most of us, the residents of Stone's Waterton learned early lessons about the imperative of hiding their deepest selves. With a trial, a criminal investigation, and a nosy documentary creator stirring the town, those secrets are rising and creating havoc within their usually quiet lives. When Lou finds herself drawn into the vortex of that storm, she worries that divulging her own truths will mean yet another loss for her heart.

Once again, Stone's deft storytelling has pulled together mystery and humanity in a tale that speaks to the heart of what it means to be alive. Her rich setting and complex characters shine on the page and draw me in as deeply as ever.