Terrible past just never allows you to enjoy freedom in life and facing it also most of the time does not solve the problem at all. Zane Bigelow the boy who once had a perfect life just ran away from everything with no trace at all. Life was perfect for Zane, but that was the lie he used to tell to the people present around him. Reality of the matter was darker than anybody expected, his parents, the seemingly perfect couple, were actually always faking their love in the school meetings.
Zane just wasn’t able to keep up with all these lies so he left his parents and the city forever. Now he is a grown up man and years later wants to see and meet those places and people that he once loved. Memories of the past haunt him like nightmares but he thinks that he has the courage to tackle those memories and face the reality about his family.
On his return to the hometown he meets Darby which according to him happens to be a good sign because he likes the girl. Darby an artist is the gentle kind of girl that usually attracts the attention of anyone who comes close to them.
For Zane it is something more than this but the girl also has some old devils that trouble her every time she wishes to live a happy and contented life. Nora Roberts leaves women’s fiction for a while and creates this totally unique in comparison to Hideaway and Montana Sky. January LaVoy an old fellow of Nora’s works, narrates another one of the fine tales by the author.