The obscure figure knelt in the shadows, watching the pair running too near the edge of the cliff. For one desperate moment they struggled. And then all was silent, save for the rhythmic pounding of the waves...
When Kelsey Stewart, seeking solace in the wake of her son's death and her subsequent divorce, accepts an invitation to visit a quiet seaside inn, she becomes immersed in the plight of Jody Hammond, the young boy who fell from the sea cliff and is now tragically brain-injured. Kelsey is urged to help in Jody's rehabilitation, and she feels that this may be the key to helping her bring her own troubled heart back to life.
Her determined efforts bring new hope for the boy's recovery. And Kelsey experiences a joyous reawakening of her own spirit, fueled by her growing love for a man who, unexpectedly, rekindles the fires of her long-dormant emotions.
However, as Kelsey's involvement with Jody and his family deepens, an astonishing mystery unfolds, leading Kelsey to suspect that the boy's anguished condition is not solely due to his accident. It is a mystery that will lead Kelsey to a forbidding place known as Flaming Tree -- and a dark secret that now lies buried deep within Jody Hammond's tormented memory.
This book club edition hardback book from Doubleday is in very good condition with mild corner wear. The dust jacket has some shelf wear and tanning.