Emmeline Conard is the prim and proper librarian in the small mid-Western town of Conard County. Emma doesn't date, is extremely cautious and lives a very lonely existence. Everything changes when she develops a friendship with Gage Dalton, the new man in town. Although Gage is a handsome man, it is clear from his severe limp and scars on his face that he was involved in a terrible accident. Although they are invisible to the human eye, Emma has scars as well. Back when she was in college Emma was the victim of a vicious attack that left her traumatized, beaten and with only shadowy memories of the attack itself.
Ever since the attack Emma has been hiding herself away and living a humdrum existence. When Emma begins to receive "prank" letters and phonecalls she begins to fear that her life is in danger. To make matters worse, she feels that someone is watching her. Emma instinctively turns to Gage for help. As Emma and Gage's relationship turns more intimate, Gage cannot allow himself to get too distracted by the passionate librarian. For someone is watching Emma and waiting for an opportunity to strike. Will Gage be able to protect Emma from her dangerous stalker?
This report prepared by Sandra Calhoune