Briel Cortez had set her life up for independence. From the moment she had reached adulthood, she had shunned any relationship that required too much investment - until the day her security consultant job took her undercover into a suburban home. Suddenly, Briel realized that she regretted so much that she had done since her family had died. Only when a psychopath holds her over the precipice of death does she understand what she had sacrified for her self-sufficiency. Only then does Briel see what she really wants out of life.