You can’t pick your kin or the risky games they play. Every family has its secrets, but for Elise Reddick, entangled roots have turned deadly - leaving her torn between twisted memories and cold realities.
Estranged from her family of origin after a horrific crime, Elise tries to move on in the tiny town of Red Leaf while under investigation for her ex-boyfriend’s murder. There, she forms new relationships and encounters more lies as she slowly unravels the truth behind her pedigree.
With the help of friends Marcus and Sylvia Bromsley, Elise has two choices - to allow her family to destroy her or to call checkmate.
Sylvia's dark past and Elise's desire for the darkness that is her forces their dangerous game into a world more messed up than Elise had ever imagined. Now tangled in her new friends’ worlds, trust is more complicated than she ever anticipated.