「打開Let Me Die in His Footsteps 的任何一頁，Lori Roy充滿旋律的聲音將在紙頁上漂浮著...以一道道哥德式黑暗的陰影，書寫這個大蕭條時代的故事，它是個悲傷的小說，然而在敘事的豐富質地裡，如薰衣草田傳來的陣陣香氣，有著催眠般聲音的樂音中，湧現了它真正的色彩。」
－－ 《紐約時報書評》(The New York Times Book Review)
1952年位於肯塔基的一座小鎮裡，流傳著一個傳說：十五、六歲的少女，在夜裡對著井水，就可以看見未來的丈夫，Annie Holleran 對此深信不疑，於是她跨過家族的薰衣草田，來到了禁忌之地 - Baine 家族的農場。Annie 想透過那裡的井水看見她的未來，而然她看到的卻是一具女屍 - Baine 家族的女主人。從此Annie的未來便與家族黑暗的過去緊緊地聯繫在一起。
1936年大蕭條時代的小鎮，Annie 的阿姨Juna Crowley有一種預視的能力，她黑色的眼眸飽含魔力，Baine家族的Joseph Carl直視Juna的雙眼之後，悲劇發生了，Annie家的男孩因此喪命，Joseph受了絞刑，Baine家族的其他男人們一個個離開了小鎮。Holleran 與 Baine兩個家族從此成為世仇。
In the spellbinding and suspenseful Let Me Die in His Footsteps, Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, author Lori Roy wrests from a Southern town the secrets of two families touched by an evil that has passed between generations.
On a dark Kentucky night in 1952, exactly halfway between her fifteenth and sixteenth birthdays, Annie Holleran crosses into forbidden territory. Everyone knows Hollerans don't go near Baines, not since Joseph Carl was buried two decades before, but Annie runs through her family's lavender fields toward the well on the Baines’ place, hoping to see her future in the water. Instead, she finds a body, and Annie's future becomes inextricably tied with her family's dark past.
In 1936, the year Annie's aunt, Juna Crowley, came of age, there were seven Baine boys. Before Juna, Joseph Carl had been the best of all the Baine brothers. But then he looked into Juna's black eyes and they made him do things that cost innocent people their lives. With the pall of a young child’s death and the dark appetites of men working the sleepy town into a frenzy, Sheriff Irlene Fulkerson saw justice served—or did she?
As the investigation continues and she comes of age as Aunt Juna did in her own time, Annie's dread mounts. Juna will come home now, to finish what she started. If Annie is to save herself, her family, and this small Kentucky town, she must prepare for Juna's return, and the revelation of what really happened all those years ago.