Something happened to Anne Mitchell when she was 11 years old so horrible her mind erased the whole first decade of her life. Twenty-five years later, she has come home to a dried-up Texas prairie town to live with her crazy grandmother in the rambling old house where she grew up--in a final desperate effort to remember. Unless she recovers from her amnesia, Anne will never solve the mystery of the anguished confession her mother choked out as she lay dying. She will never be able to respond to the unexpected romance in her life. And Anne will remain forever a slave to what she calls the "Boogie Man"--strange images from her lost childhood that haunt her dreams and stalk her waking hours. Though Anne has finally summoned the courage to take action, to face her past, she really doesn't understand how expensive remembering will be. The cost of her memories could very well be her sanity. And in a surprise, suspense-filled ending, she might even have to pay for her childhood with her life.