When Rosie pictured her coming of age move across the country to Finley Creek, Maine, this wasn’t what she had in mind. Making friends? Check. Getting a new gig as a teacher? Check. Dead deer on the lawn and a town full of secrets? Cut the montage and rewind.
She’d used everything she had and cut all ties, hoping Finley would be home. With quirky parades, a tight knit community, and an admittedly sexy Mayor North, the picturesque town fit the bill for a new start. However, the mayor’s son acts up in class, her new friends speak in a weirdly coded language, and the mayor draws a clear line between us and them.
As the pressure to get her classroom in order increases, Rosie also faces growing threats from townspeople who want her out. They even threaten her life. Worse, her own secrets threaten to emerge. She’s beginning to crack under the strain, and people start asking questions Rosie hasn’t even answered for herself. Everyone in Finley Creek is keeping a secret, including Rosie.
One thing is certain. Some things we just can’t run from, and the real monsters don’t always have claws.