In this Southern gothic novel, Sinclair, used to a life style amongst the elite and powerful moneyed horse people in the Sandhills of North Carolina, is called home from her student life as an artist at Auburn University. She brings her redheaded geologist boyfriend to their 20,000 square foot home. The lovebirds have no idea of the evil awaiting them and others in the upscale Ward family. Youngest sibling of four older brothers, she is used to working with males. However, Allan shows her a side she hadn’t bargained on in this Christmas interlude riddled with suspense and tricky family relationships. Nobody goes home for Christmas if murder is on the menu.