The Secrets of Tucker's Island is a novel about the courage of one woman to overcome the haunting mistakes of her past. She is faced with many trials as her past ultimately catches up to her with dire consequences. "I would sit in my car in the parking lot of the school, scrunched down in the seat with all of the doors locked and windows rolled up, in fear that he would try to make contact with me in some way." "That was when my nightmare took on a life of its own" ." . . my fear of being hunted by him grew until it was palpable. "You can run Celeste, but I can and will always find you " Running from her past, Celeste escapes to an island she has recently inherited. Hoping for a new life filled with peace and serenity, she is forced instead to face her greatest fear. "A hidden door opens from the wood paneled wall in the cellar, just as the click of the padlock outside snaps into place. Bryce enters the area of the cellar that Chad and Emily had just occupied, and breathes a sigh of relief." She finds herself entrenched in the mysteries, intrigue, and secrets held in the island itself as her past becomes entwined with the present. "I enter the house and go into my bedroom to get a Kleenex on the night stand. As I am drying my teary eyes, I hear a creak from the floor behind me. As I turn around to see what it is; I feel a rough cloth that has a horrible smell being forcibly placed over my mouth and nose. I try to get out of the person's grip and weakly hit at the arms that are holding me; then everything goes black."