Sheriff Tom Clayton knows his deputy only arrested Beatrice to keep her safe—not only from her own self-incrimination, but from the dangerous man she opened her front door to greet. Eric Cartier is on the loose in Deer Creek, and there is no way Tom is going to let Beatrice out of his sight before the suspect is apprehended and put in jail. Until then, his little felon is on custodial lockdown…with him. Tom sweeps Beatrice away to his cabin where he is determined to not only keep her safe, but examine their turbulent past and secure their future.
"This is Deputy Shawn delivered. Who is this?"
She took a deep breath to still her trembling hands. "Hey, this is Ada. Can you please come pick me up? I think I need to go to jail or something. I'm the one who shot Eric Cartier."
"Where are you?"
Adanna looked around and saw the "Deer Creek" water tower in the distance, close enough for her to walk to. "Can you meet me at the water tower?"