Happy in her new life in River’s End, Christie Ryan loves the little cottage she’s renovating and the man she longs to marry. But storm clouds gather when a mysterious woman commissions a painting from Martin Blake, insisting on secrecy and creating undercurrents of suspicion. Christie’s cottage is targeted as part of a shocking crime spree as pressure builds for her to sell it. In a heart-stopping series of events, Christie comes face to face with her greatest fear… and there is no going around it. With only one chance to save those she loves, will her life be the price?