Island myth, or guarded secretdestiny lures Jonathan home.
Jonathan's ten-year relationship with Paul has lost its spark, so in a last-ditch effort to rekindle the passion they once shared, Jonathan rents a seaside cottage in his boyhood hometown: Tybee Island, Georgia, a quaint, tiny coastal islet he abandoned long ago.
However, the romantic surprise backfires royally when his partner rushes off to woo a high-profile client in Chicago, leaving Jonathan alone and brokenhearted. He tries drowning his agony on the beach with loads of alcohol, but nothing seems to ease his gut-wrenching pain.
That's when Jonathan notices a swimmer caught in a riptide, desperate to stay afloat. Without hesitation, the West Coast transplant races to the water's edge, trudging through seawater before diving headlong into the raucous surf. Soon, he too, falls victim to the fierce undertow, struggling to reach the surface and fearing the worst.
Then a mighty force slams into him from behind, causing him to blackout. When he regains consciousness, Jonathan realizes he is surrounded by horrified beachcombers, all staring at his half-naked body.
How did Jonathan get to shore?
What happened to the drowning man?
And, who is the mysterious old woman gaping at him from afar?