Sally McDowell is dying and has many regrets, but most of all she regrets the disappearance of her son, Alex, nearly two decades ago.
Carolyn Smith loves Aunt Sally and is very defensive of the woman who treated her like a daughter. Eighteen years ago, she loved Alex, followed him around with stars her in hers. But one horrible night she shadowed him to the beach, saw him meet someone and watch as that person killed Alex. She went into shock, and they found her nearly dead with pneumonia. When she awakes from nearly dying, she finds the family believes Alex stole from Sally and ran away...they are so convincing, Carolyn actually doubts she saw Alex killed, but was part of her fevered imagination.
Sally and Carolyn's quiet world is rocked when the stranger comes, claiming to be Alex. Sally, so ill, wants desperately to believe this man is her long lost son, but Carolyn knows better. His coming brought the nightmare back, and she KNOWS she saw Alex killed nearly twenty years ago. Yet, the man knows too many small things, knows how she yearned for Alex, but was too young to handle the attaction...and that attraction is still there, only amplified by Alex as a grown man. Despite knowing in her heart she witnessed the 'real' Alex's death, she cannot run from the strong physical sparks they create. Only, is this man here to hurt Sally, steal the inheritance meant for the real Alex? Is her life in danger by the very man who stirs her blood, because unless Sally changes her will Carolyn inherits everything that was to be Alex's?
This report prepared by DeborahAnne MacGillivray