When Matt Hayden, the new preacher for Grace Lutheran Church, shows up in the small town of Wilks, Texas, he creates quite a stir. Folks just don’t know what to make of him. He is fresh out seminary, but his eyes seem…wizened.
The sheriff considers Matt a little on the naïve side, but a nice addition to the few professionals in town. And not too preachy for a preacher.
The Altar Guild matrons at Grace Lutheran think of him as simply another pastor they can push around.
And Angie O’Day, the beautiful red head who owns the bar across from the church considers him dangerous.
Only one of them is right.
When Angie’s mother is found dead, the dirty secrets of the small town begin to surface. Then a second murder occurs, and Angie becomes the accused. After all, the dead man is the one who caused her mother’s death.
Matt is forced to put on an old hat–his cop’s hat—to discover the buried secrets of Wilks, Texas, in order to save Angie.