When Elena Waters discovers her estranged son, Johnny, has been murdered in Taos, she returns to New Mexico after a ten-year absence, determined to find his killer in spite of opposition from her family and friends. Before he was murdered, Johnnys career as a singer was taking off, thanks to the efforts of Elenas childhood friends, Jack and Maggie Dalton, a rich and powerful couple who run a production company in Taos. Elenas search for the truth about her sons death brings her into the luxurious world of the Daltons compound, where she uncovers a web of lies that casts suspicion on the people closest to her. Everyone is a suspect, and everything Elena thinks she knows about her friends, her family and herself becomes uncertain as she explores her sons hidden life. Returning to Taos delivers a taut, contemporary novel of suspense about the unraveling secrets and lies that bind two families together. Lois Gilbert resides in New Mexico.