In Without Warning, they fell in love. In Aftershock, that love was tested and reaffirmed. Now Anna and Lily Kaklis face questions about family and future when a homeless woman is killed in San Francisco, leaving a three-year-old who happens to be Lily’s nephew in foster care.
Lily will not allow her birth mother to ruin another childhood, but ways to save the little one rapidly dwindle. She can’t arrange for adoption herself, not when Anna is clearly terrified at the prospect of raising a child.
Anna is happy to let Lily do the temporary parenting necessary until a suitable adoption placement can be found. It won’t last long, and then their lives will go back to normal. At least that was the plan, then Lily is called away. Anna finds herself alone with her worst nightmare: a toddler.