"In a sleepy college town, a woman who was sexually abused as a child must face her traumatic past and protect her family when her abuser appears in town and forces his way back into her life"-- Provided by publisher. Bridget has a secret--one she keeps from everyone, even her husband. One that threatens to explode when her childhood music teacher, Carmichael, walks into her dress shop. With him is a young girl on the cusp of adulthood, fresh-faced and pretty. She reminds Bridget of herself at that age, naïve and vulnerable. Bridget wants him away--away from her, away from that girl. But Carmichael won't leave her alone, won't stop stalking her. And Bridget's not a little girl anymore. When he pushes her too far, she snaps. But what she thought was a decisive act only unravels more insidious threats--more than she could have ever imagined--and from which no one is safe, not even her family.