Suffering from traumatic amnesia and the lose of her right leg Mattie Tyler is living in small town deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. With a new identity and new friends she has been building a new life as Mary Jo Majors.
The sudden appearance of her estranged husband, Jeremiah Tyler causes her memory to return abruptly, but imperfectly. The pain and suffering she went through previously has created a fog as thick as those frequently found in the Blue Ridge Mountains clouding and obscuring her memories; creating echoes and distortions.
When she witnesses a murder and the theft of a priceless gold coin, no one except Jeremiah believes her. Many of those in her life try to convince her the memory is false, something created out of the shadows of her previous memories.
Now she must face past ghosts and present terrors to learn what is real and what isn’t. Help comes from those she is most inclined to fear and distrust: The spirit-like Ute Indian Joe Healing Water and the British operative known as Hawk; a man whose name is enough terrify her. Together with Jeremiah, they work to protect her from not only becoming another victim of a pathological killer—but to also accept her memories and face her future.