As a busy summer winds down, Beverly wrestles with the decision whether to make Marble Cove her permanent home. Can she leave Augusta for good and embrace a new life in this small town? Meanwhile, Diane rejoices when a publisher offers to buy her first novel. So why don’t her friends seem to share in her excitement? Shelley is occupied with starting her baking business- and preoccupied by Dan’s strange hours at work. Why is he working so many late-night shifts? When Detective Little comes around, asking questions about where Dan has been, Shelley fears the worst and prays that she has it all wrong. And Margaret reluctantly attends a family reunion that will bring her face-to-face with an old nemesis, and is shocked to find that they are connected in ways she never imagined.The four friends search for Edward Maker, who they hope will give them answers about the mysterious lighthouse, culminates when Beverly tracks him down. But why does he clam up when she asks about Orlean Point Light? What secret is he determined to keep buried?