A dismembered floater is the last thing Northville Detective Dan Gold wants to find on a dreary autumn day. Kelly, a young runaway, discovered a gruesome corpse in the midst of her own suicide attempt. Dan suspects she has further information. Fortunately, Kelly is taken to Jennyís Shelter, a shelter for homeless children run by Danís old acquaintance Jennifer Collier. Jenny built the shelter with her husbandís money and is admired by everyone in the community. |
Dan finds himself drawn to Jenny in romantic ways. Despite Jennyís marriage and the protests of Goldís partner, Xander Nicholson, the relationship grows deeper. But as the relationship grows, it leads Dan to more bodies, more crimes, and some very unpleasant possibilities about Jennyís real work. Aided only by Xander and the children at the shelter, Dan works through layers of secrets, deceptions, and half-truths to discover why his town is full of corpses.