In 1941, Anna Harker is attacked by an axe-wielding murderer in this murder mystery fictional novel based on Roberta Sheldon’s “Mystery of the Cache Creek Murders”. The setting is the gold-filled hills west of Talkeetna and the small village itself. Anna’s lover, Wade Daniels, learns of the deaths of Anna’s husband and their worker, and he rushes to the hills to look for Anna and hunt the murderer. As she lies dying on the tundra, Anna relives the major events of her Alaska life while searching her memories for what could have led to the violence. And, decades later, an outsider named Billie Sutherland steps into a community still haunted by the murders. Plagued by her own ghosts, Billie delves into the past, opening old wounds.