When aspiring novelist Savannah Blum is asked to write the history of the Hawthornes, a prominent New York family, it's a dream come true. But as her research exposes secrets that go back generations, a mysterious figure shadows her every move -- following, watching, waiting to strike.
Along the Hudson River, women are being savagely mutilated. Is it the work of a serial killer who vanished more than thirty years ago? Or is it a copycat with an even more insatiable blood thirst? Sexy Simon Hawthorne is keeping a protective eye on Savannah as evil closes in, but only she can discover the link between past and present. . . . Only she can catch the killer. . . . Only she can save her own life . . .