I need you. I am so afraid
As soon as she reads the words, Catherine sets off for Louisiana to help her sister. Upon entering the moss-draped woods surrounding the house, Cat finds herself immersed in a mystery as murky as the mighty Mississippi River. For Elizabeth has disappeared, and Cat suspects her sister's husband knows more than he is saying. His dark eyes tell her he has great sadness; his arms speak of much warmth; and his lips have a language all their own. But not even a whisper of her sister. Drawn into a web of family secrets and ancient superstitions, Cat hardly knows what to fear most: the deadly cottonmouth snakes, the deceptively peaceful swamps, or the dashingly powerful man who can steal her breath and sear her heart.