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Babylon, North Carolina looks perfect from the outside. A picturesque small town where one could go to clear their mind and have the most delicious homemade apple pie around while seated on the beach, washing all their troubles away.
Michael Clifford, however, knew too well what kind of secrets the town held. As the son of the local police chief, he grew up being told the stories that somehow were never released as public knowledge. He knew all the truths that had never seen the light of day. All of the stories except the one that he truly wanted to know — the truth behind the ‘great accident’ that took several lives, his father’s included.
Just when he was sure that he had gotten out of the town and away from the secrets indefinitely, living a good, quiet life in upstate New York with his mother and younger sister, he finds himself buying a one-way ticket back to his hometown to escape the consequences of one too many mistakes. Babylon might not have been as perfect as the townspeople would have liked the rest of the world to think, but it was still a safe place to hide.
Taking refuge in a friend’s basement, Michael was determined to turn things around for himself. But being back in Babylon came with its own set of consequences: the need to find out the truth behind his father’s death becomes more prominent than ever, having to pay his own bills by working for his former neighbor’s jerk of a son, fending off questions from nosy townspeople, the unbearable heat that he’d all but forgotten about, and somehow catching the attention of the Mayor’s much too intelligent daughter, Johanna Goode, for something as stupid as knocking over a couple of items in the grocery store. Michael is almost convinced that he’d be better off facing the consequences of his actions back in New York.
None of those things seem to matter as soon as he comes across the darkest secret the town has to hold, consequently putting both himself and Johanna in harm’s way as witnesses to cold-blooded murder. The only thing keeping them alive is the knowledge that if they show that they know anything at all, their lives could be on the line.
And well, Michael had never been a very good actor.
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