It is two years since the wife of best-selling author Max Reilly died in a car crash along with her lover. Max is still recovering from her death and her deception. So when he meets Emma - who is awaiting divorce from her violent husband - and quickly becomes attracted to her, it is hard to reconcile with his grief. Emma is cautious and keen to hold back and Max is determined to keep his secrets from her. This becomes increasingly difficult when he finds himself facing his past and one secret in particular, involving violence, murder and betrayal.