Two letters written 65 years ago in the remote town of Greenview tell the story of a terrified young woman pleading for help. The first letter falls into the hands of the man who wants her dead. The second letter winds up in the dead letter file of the Greenview Post Office. The letters yellow with age. Life goes on.
Laura Hunter had many questions about the family tragedy that left her mother orphaned and alone at the tender age of 17. An award winning investigative reporter, Laura is stunned to get the answers from a summer intern determined to identify the skeletal remains found under a 65 year old hotel in her mother’s hometown of Greenview.
Catherine Preston has lived the past 65 years tormented by the yacht explosion that killed her husband, her two year old daughter and her daughter’s governess. Now in her twilight years, the lonely heiress is keenly aware of all the vultures vying for her fortune.
Two long lost letters, one bogus and one authentic bring Laura Hunter and Catherine Preston together. As events of the past come into focus, the women find themselves in a hazardous match of wits with a man who honestly believes he is entitled to the Preston fortune. Threatened by Laura’s growing friendship with Catherine, he brilliantly plans the perfect murder.
Will a letter, long buried in the dead letter file of the Greenview Post Office save Laura Hunter or will events beyond anyone’s control seal her fate?