When Theresa Lennox is arrested for the murder of her abusive ex-husband, she employs private investigator, Matt Summers, to help her track down the killer. Matt, a recovering alcoholic, is down on his luck and takes her case, determined to turn both of their lives around. Her socially and politically powerful in-laws want her in prison and will do anything to achieve that goal.
The list of suspects lengthens as Theresa and Matt discover her ex was into the local drug scene and owed money to a dealer. But investigating is not without its dangers. A gunshot in the dark, a car bomb, and a home invasion tell them someone is nervous. Along the way, Theresa and Matt fall in love. Can they survive long enough to prove her innocence and find happiness together?