She finds the secret they want to keep buried.
Shashona Jackson is a novelist who is confused after learning the uncle she never knew has left his estate to her. She places that confusion on hold for her wedding day. After being left at the altar, Shashona loses her motivation to write and isolates herself. On suggestion from her agent, she agrees to a writing retreat at the house she just obtained. The people in the town don’t warm up to strangers, but she ignores them.
When she stumbles upon her uncle’s journal with unspeakable acts, Shashona decides she will find out what happened to him. While investigating she stirs up some things from the past that others want to keep buried. She’ll have to ask herself, what will they do to make sure she doesn’t expose the contents of that journal?