When Finley Harper returns to Hadleigh, the objective is clear: clean out the old house and wrap up Grace's estate as quickly as possible so Finn can return to Boston and leave this town behind for good.After all, it wasn't exactly a storybook childhood. Finn was never close with Grace, who had been a detached mother at best, and Finn made sure to keep a safe distance all these years from the old friends who might bring back not-so-fond memories - of Nick, of Gramps, of a nameless father Finn has never known. In this town of marrying types and mothering types, Finn has been the odd one out, and while the old Finn might have cared, Finn was not that girl anymore. Armed with a new pair of running shoes and a standby pack of cigarettes, Finn arrives in Hadleigh ready to put an end to the old Finley and start fresh. But within hours of arrival, Finn runs quite literally into a man who has the potential to change everything: James Barden, Grace's lawyer, who has a gorgeous smile, persistent nature, and a cardboard box of Grace's archives that read like a roadmap of clues: old journal entries, a stack of newspaper clippings...and a promise from beyond the grave: "Your mother said it will explain everything."