The quiet beauty of autumn on Mississippi's Natchez Trace is swiftly shattered when Anna answers a call to Mt. Locust, once a working plantation and inn, now a tourist spot. But the man Anna finds in an old bedroom is no tourist in distress. He's nearly naked and very dead, his body bearing marks consistent with sex games gone awry. On a writing table nearby is an open Bible with ominous passages circled in red. Making things harder for Anna is the involvement of the dead man's brother, Raymond Barnette, an undertaker who fears what would happen if the facts of the case got out to his neighbors. It turns out the Barnette family has been hiding other dark secrets for generations, so they're quite good at obscuring the truth. Anna finds herself a bit out of her element as racial tensions, a jealous deputy, and a group of poachers add to the complications-even as her romantic life begins to heat up.
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