When all the world believes the worst, it takes determination to discover the truth . . .
Diane Phillips grows up bright and ambitious in New York in the 1970s. It's a time of opportunity for talented young women, and she is keen to make the most of every chance. The only care she has is that everyone believes her father committed suicide when she was a small child. Her mother has never accepted this version of events, but cannot prove anything. When she finally gives in to despair, Diane is compelled to seek the truth. She must go back to where it all happened: her birthplace in Georgia, a town called Eden.
It's an elegant community of colonnaded houses and legendary Southern charm, where the living is slow and easy. In charge of the local newspaper is Diane's grandfather, Lloyd Masters, powerful benefactor and philanthropist. But trouble lurks beneath the facade of the perfect family in the perfect town. Over the years, there has been a number of murders, but nobody wants to consider that they might form part of a larger pattern. As Diane takes on the might of her estranged relatives, long-buried secrets are finally revealed . . .