Lysia and her maid suffer an attack on their journey to her fiancé's estate that leaves their guardsmen dead. Her future husband sends a troop of guards to escort them, and Lysia finds problems she never foresaw.
During a sweltering summer of tutoring her younger cousin, a girl finds a long-buried, dangerous secret on her millionaire uncle's estate. Nothing seems the same, or safe, as the sun goes down. Worse yet, her uncle's handsome assistant suspects her.