Some days life is wonderful. Other days it’s murder.
Former Marine August Reyes is home for good, haunted by images of bloodshed. He meets up again with Elle Styles, the girl he's never been able to forget.
When August was eight and Elle was six, she changed his and his mother's lives before she and her widowed mother left the Wisconsin vacation town. Twenty-two years later, she's returned to Trouble Bay with her four-year-old daughter, but they’re only staying for six weeks. Elle and August are different people now. He sees life through darkness, and she sees it through light. And light and dark don’t mix well.
Someone else was changed by Elle when she was young. A woman who lives by her own rules. Rule Number Two—Don’t let anyone cheat you—is in play now. And this might lead to Rule Number Three: Don’t kill anyone ... unless killing is necessary.
The town of Trouble Bay is about to live up to its name. Life there can be murder... Even when you’re falling in love.