After her son died, Julia spiraled into depression, compounded with homicidal and suicidal ideations. With time and the support of family, she recovered. As chief of pediatrics, she had the respect of her colleagues, but Julia needed a change. She resigned her position and relocated to a new city. The move gives a fresh perspective, allowing her time to heal, make new friends, and begin again. But a harassing boss makes her reconsider that decision.
Julia also left unfinished business in Santa Barbara. Pruitt, a blackmailing police officer, discovers her association with two suspicious deaths. His unrelenting pressure threatens not only Julia’s peace but the happiness of Thaddeus, a young boy she fostered.
Pressure from Pruitt and her narcissistic boss leads Julia to reconsider past choices. She struggles over how to protect the people she loves because each option has dangerous consequences. Julia learns that old sins never die, unless buried deeply.