In the deep waters off the Florida Gulf Coast, the sands shifted with the winds and tides of time, scattering all that has floated down to rest on the bottom of the ocean.
Once will be again the waters sighed.
Montana Dayton thought she would be escaping her old life when she moved to Florida. Instead, her past has come back to haunt her. Her old scars are burning new flames. Killer, her dog, and best friend won’t have anything to do with her. She wakes up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and finds herself surrounded by priceless gems, but doesn’t remember where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from.
As if that isn’t too much to handle, Max has found her and insists they continue their relationship where they left off. But Montana has bigger concerns than dating Max. Besides she’s not sure if she can trust him. Where are the jewels coming from? Why can’t she remember?
Will Max be able to save her this time or will Montana be dragged under by a force that’s too big for even Max?
“You know I saw her,” Sam said cramming her mouth full of cookies.
“Saw who? And don’t talk with your mouth full.”
She guzzled her coke until her mouth was empty then cleared her throat. “Some redhead, looked like a ghost.” She shook her head and laughed. “You’re probably going to kick me out of your house after I tell you this, but I think it’s important.”
Jamie waited patiently while she organized her thoughts.
“I was hiding behind the bushes beside your house. Like I said before, I was drawn to this place.”
She cleared her throat again.
“Anyway there I was trying to figure out how to get your attention, and where I could clean up before I did when this red-headed girl started walking towards the wall.” She stopped and pointed to where the hidden room was.
“She was white as a sheet. My first thought was wow there are ghosts here. I almost laughed out loud giving myself away. I thought no she’s probably sick, or a druggy, or something, and then just like that she walked through the wall. I was in shock but wanted to see if she would come back out, so I waited. A couple of minutes later she was back out of the wall with a huge necklace in her hand. I didn’t get a good look at the necklace. Anyway, I thought you should know.”
Jamie sat in silence, looking a little pale herself, staring at Sam.
“Okay, I probably shouldn’t have told you.” She sighed. “But could you, at least, send me to an insane asylum where I have a roof over my head and three meals?”