When Julie Bishop begins to settle her adopted father's estate, it starts routinely enough: paying bills and burial expenses, redeeming insurance policies, and closing bank accounts. But when she finds a key to a metal box hidden in his study, her life is forever changed. The contents of the box explain a nightmare that has plagued her since she was a little girl. What she thought was a terrifying dream had really happened--she had witnessed a brutal murder. The crime set in motion events that would claim the lives of other innocents and destroy three families. With a single clue, Julie sets out to find the killer and correct a tragic miscarriage of justice. Enlisting others whose lives were also affected by the crime becomes the focal point of Julie's mission. As her quest to obtain Vengeance for a Stranger is fulfilled, she confronts a man willing to destroy even his loved ones to achieve what he believes is his destiny.