Bea Ruud floundered for a year as a victim. Now her rapist has been murdered and the investigating detective hounds her and her family. The Ruuds have skeletons four decades old and even the suggestion of a scandal can ruin her uncle. But her rapist had the kind of associates who weren’t above knee-capping and castrating a double-dealing attorney, so there’s no reason for the cop to be obsessing over her. Bea must get her life together, get over the family’s shadows she has lived under, beat this investigation, while being stalked by a psycho. Time for a gut check.