It is 1947. Afton, still mourning her brother killed in World War II, is stunned when her Uncle Bailey, a man she never even knew existed, shows up in their small South Carolina town. Their neighbors think that he is a returning prisoner of war, but something about Bailey makes Afton skeptical and a bit nervous┬—especially after her mother makes it clear she must not tell her father, who is off at sea. After what happened to her brother, Afton cannot live with more secrets. With quiet determination, she sets out to unravel Bailey┬'s haunted past....
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