Knowing she doesn?t have long to live, Liza Meacham summons local newspaper writer Nathaniel to her bedside to share a story she?s kept to herself for seven decades. It?s the story of a man named Joseph Tilley, a man she came to know quite well. With her granddaughter, Madeline, also by her side, Liza begins to reveal how an innocent Oklahoma farm boy fell into a life of crime to become a notorious outlaw in the early 1920s.
Over the following weeks Madeline and Nathaniel begin piecing together the mysteries that remain where Liza?s recollection leaves off. The secrets they uncover may change their lives forever ? if they can find their way to the end ... and to the truth.