The sun had set over the rolling hills of the Texas countryside, casting long shadows across the dusty ground. The only sound that could be heard was the gentle rustling of leaves and distant chirping of crickets. In this peaceful moment, it seemed impossible to imagine that a brutal murder had taken place just hours earlier in one of the ramshackle farmhouses nearby.
As a young girl, Lily always dreamed of finding love like the kind she saw in her favorite romance novels. But as she grew older, that dream seemed more and more unrealistic. Her relationships were never quite right, and she couldn't seem to find someone who made her heart skip a beat. That is until one fateful day when she met Max. From their first encounter, Lily knew he was different from anyone else she had ever met.