Jonestown. The Solar Temple. Heaven’s Gate. On August 22, 1990, on a small island off the coast of Maine, the Payson Church of Tomorrow joins the ranks of those infamous cult suicides when 34 members burn to death inside their old chapel. At 10 years old, Payson member Erin Solomon watches helplessly as the church and its congregation are reduced to ash and embers.
More than 20 years later, Erin Solomon is an accomplished investigative journalist when she receives word that she has inherited Payson Isle…and all its ghosts. She returns to Maine to learn the truth behind the tragedy that has haunted her since childhood, aided by the rakish mentor who’s stood by her side since she was a teenager; her trusty mutt, Einstein; and a mysterious stranger with his own dark past.
Soon Erin is enmeshed in a decades-old conspiracy rooted in lust, delusion, and betrayal as she fights to unearth the secrets of the Payson Church of Tomorrow – secrets someone will kill to keep buried.