When Judge Deborah Knott is summoned to her ailing Aunt
Rachel’s bedside, she assumes the worst. Thankfully, when she arrives at the
hospice center, she learns that Rachel hasn’t passed; in fact, the dying woman
is awake. Surrounded by her children, her extended family, and what seems like
half of Colleton County, a semi-conscious Rachel breaks weeks of pained silence
with snippets of stories as randomly pieced together as a well-worn patchwork
quilt. But the Knott family’s joy quickly gives way to shock: less than an hour
later, Aunt Rachel is found dead in her bed, smothered with a pillow.
Who would kill a woman on her deathbed? Was it an act of
mercy or murder? As Deborah and her husband, Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Bryant,
investigate they cross paths with an unlikely set of suspects: Rachel’s
longtime minister; her neighbor, the respected local doctor; the friendly
single father who often sought her advice; and perhaps the most puzzling party
of all, the Designated Daughters, a support group for caregivers that Rachel’s
own daughter belongs to.
Soon Deborah and Dwight realize that the key to solving this
case is hidden in Rachel’s mysterious final words. Her mixed-up memories
harbored a dark secret—a secret that someone close to them is determined to
bury forever. Download and start listening now!