When KATHERINE GALE steps onto the white-sand beach, all her pent up longings say it is time to live boldly—to love boldly. Love sings in her heart when she walks the lonely beach. It draws her to the Miss Iris, an old fishing boat she is destined to own. It stabs deep when diver, LEE THORPE, walks into her life. It all feels so terribly right—but something feels terribly wrong.
When the peril she had left behind in Chicago invades her new life, and the Miss Iris reveals secrets from a mysterious past, paradise shows its thorny side. A night of terror sends Katherine on the only course she can take, but the blue waters run red while Lee searches for Katherine’s path in the sea.