Murder suspect Thomasina Murphy gambles on her childhood friend a smart, untested PI to reveal the real killer and bury her secrets.
When the impulsive Thomasina (Tommie) Murphy is invited to dinner at an elegant Florida home, she’s shocked to find her host shot point-blank in the library. As the police examine her past connection to a jailed convict, she becomes their main person of interest. Tommie pushes fast-forward on resetting her life, but a death threat left on her car warns that the killer has plans for her, too. Desperate, she turns to her former next-door neighbor, PI Jace Jackson. Yet, if she wants Jace’s help, she’ll have to break the promise she made to herself: not trust another man.
Jace knows he’s in trouble the moment Tommie, his childhood crush, suddenly shows up. She’s looking for something, and he always has difficulty denying her requests. When she proposes hiring him to clear her name, he refuses. After all, he investigates cheating spouses and insurance frauds. However, the challenge of Tommie’s case and her need for protection convince him to finally accept. As time passes, he worries she’s hiding evidence. Quickly, he discovers the truth that nothing is what it seems to be, especially the woman he secretly loves.