“Run, Bella, run.” Joy at seeing her disappear in the darkness. Joy and loss that they would never see each other ever again. “Lily, go.” Zara’s bound hands pushing her forward. “Run. Now. Be brave for the baby.” Then bloody fingers spreading across white cotton. These are the last memories of Lily May Beckett as she escapes her father’s domination, but she can never be free from the trauma of what he has done to her. Lily tried to be a good girl and change her ways, but when the path to forgiveness leads to hell on earth, sin feels like the only option. Even if gender identity was a choice, no one has a right to force you to choose. Now, if only reporter Jo Sullivan can teach Lily’s father that lesson before someone dies. Haunted by the memory of her failure to save a murdered girl, Jo Sullivan risks her life to rescue Lily from a reality that only a twisted mind could believe was part of God’s plan for humankind.