After wrecking her real estate career in a booze-fueled blowout, Cypress Bay property manager and recovering alcoholic Tish Ballard thought she had put her past behind her. But when she opens an old trunk, a bequest from an anonymous benefactor, she finds it filled with bones and roses. Suddenly Tish is plunged into a murder case that dates back to her childhood. Pitted against her high school crush, homicide detective Spence Breedlover, she finds herself in jeopardy -- in more ways than one. Can Tish unmask a killer before the man who broker her heart puts her behind bars, or, worse, she becomes a corpse herself?