A woman trying to outrun her past is drawn to a quiet coastal town in Maineand to a string of unsolved murdersin this haunting tale of romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.
Ava Collette is punishing herself for an unspeakable tragedy. So she flees Boston and rents an old home named Brodies Watch on a remote coastal peninsula of Maine, hoping to work on a cookbook inspired by New England cuisine that shes been trying to finish for months. She immediately feels at peace in the isolated houseuntil she starts to hear strange noises.
Rumor has it that a sea captain named Brodie has haunted the house for decades. Then, one night, Ava is awakened to find herself face to face with an apparition who looksand feelsall too real. Meanwhile, theres been a series of accidental deaths nearby that dont add up. And as Ava starts to check into the previous renters mysterious disappearance, she starts to realize that theres a disturbing secret some in town are desperate to keep hidden.
Soon all of Avas waking hours are consumed by her investigation, and her nights are ignited by Captain Brodies ghostly visits. But even as she questions her own sanity, she knows she must uncover the truth before a killer strikes again.