The journey begins with a scandalous murder. The tragedy reveals how painful family secrets injure the soul. Dixon, Alabama is a small, quiet southern town. However, a contentious storm disturbs the peace in the form of the beautiful and fiery Mimi Cooper. She rebuffs her lover's blackmail plot by refusing to disclose their affair to her fiancé. The argument escalates, which ends in an accidental murder.
Although it is believed there were no eyewitnesses; two unlikely characters play key roles. As the shocking news surrounding the scandal begins to unfold; secrets buried in time resurface. At the heart of the controversy is Janise Johnson whose world is shattered by the tragedy. Even so, her mysterious link to Mimi is deeply rooted.
Meanwhile, trouble is brewing within the Fontaine clan, one of the wealthiest families in Dixon. The patriarch, Daddy Fontaine, is a proud, cantankerous old man with a few toxic secrets that will rock the family to its core. Will the unexpected return of Lily Clayton-Fontaine expose his dark, sinister scheme? In the meantime Daddy Fontaine's second wife Amelia's determination to marry wealth proved costly. Family ties were compromised especially with her brother Tuck. Attempts to salvage their relationship prove futile, in that reconciliation may be delayed. Their bone of contention is her unwillingness to confront a painful past until the half-sister reappears.
Nevertheless, the shady Sheriff Thompson uncovers key pieces of evidence which may link the most unusual suspects to the Cooper murder. What other secrets are lurking in the shadows of the small, quiet town of Dixon, Alabama?
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