A woman trying to outrun her past is drawn to a quiet coastal town in Maine—and to a string of unsolved murders—in this haunting tale of romance and psychological suspense from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen. Ava Collette is punishing herself for an unspeakable tragedy. So she flees Boston and rents an old home named Brodie’s Watch on a remote coastal peninsula of Maine, hoping to finish writing the cookbook she’s been working on for months. She immediately feels at peace in the isolated house—until she hears strange noises. Rumor has it that a sea captain named Brodie has haunted the house for decades. One night Ava awakens to find herself face to face with an apparition who looks—and feels—all too real.