Madrid was a small town in Oklahoma. Uma Thornton was known as "The Keeper" of the town's secrets. It was a job that seemed to be passed down by the women of her family. Her life forever changed when her best friend, Lauren Howard, died. Uma, Lauren, Pearl, and Shelly had grown up together. As adults, they still took one night a week for a "girls' night out". Uma would never forget the face of the man who shot Lauren as he drove by * or the feel of Lauren's blood on her hands.
Mitchell Warren's family had been known as the town's troublemakers. As Mitchell and Roman (the younger brother) were teens, someone burned down their home, killing their father. Believing their mother had abandoned them, they left the town far behind. Years later, Mitchell left his high paying job and returned to Madrid. Roman eventually followed. They planned to face their pasts, come what may.
No one of Madrid was happy to see the Warrens return. As the secret keeper, Uma knew more about the Warren family's past than either of the brothers. She planned to help them begin to heal. However, a killer stalked the town. He called himself "Clyde". Lauren had only been the first. Before the last rose petal fell, the other three women would be dead!
***** There is much more going on than I could tell you in the synopsis. In fact, more than one romance blooms in the story. A secondary couple adds more spice and the third girlfriend has husband trouble. Good luck trying to figure out who is behind it all. I had several suspects in mind. I gave up trying to figure it out and just enjoyed the story. I loved it and do not hesitate to recommend it to all. *****