Colorado Falls is the typical middle-of-nowhere town. If you don't know everyone by name, you're definitely not from there; if every single person you pass on the street doesn't say hi to you, you're a tourist; and if you don't know the dirty gossip about every single person in the town, you've got a lot of catching up to do because congrats! You're the person they're currently gossiping about.
Finley Yildiz has grown up in Colorado Falls all her life. Sure, it's nice and quiet and there's plenty of space and fresh air, but she is suffocating. After the scandal of the year happened because of her father's infidelity and abuse, she can't walk anywhere in town without having people look and whisper at her. Maybe that's why she feels comforted by the dead and has a habit of sitting down in the town's cemetery every afternoon and reading a book until dark.
Then Harrison Campbell walks into her life one afternoon while she's in the cemetery and suddenly, the weight of the world is lifted off her shoulders. His family is even more screwed up than hers and it doesn't take the townspeople very long to figure that out. Soon, he is the one receiving all the whispered glances and cold stares and Finley couldn't feel more relieved. Yet he strays everyone from the deepest truth under a disguise of charming smiles and elegant tuxes, peeking Finley's curiosity. She is the only one who doesn't buy it and from the haunted look in his eyes to the strange, encrypted answers he gives her, she doesn't have very much time to figure him out until it's too late.
Copyright Madison Reeves 2016