Eric is attending a party to honor his dad passing over the reins of the company to him, when suddenly tragedy strikes. Eric's smart and beautiful wife, Kate Warner, is found dead, and life, as he knows it, is over. Overseeing the case is the unflappable and formidable Detective Andrea Cornell. She immediately puts the grieving husband in her crosshairs, but, as always, secrets seep out about this seemingly perfect family and turn their world upside down. As Eric battles to prove his innocence and save the family's company, he discovers that his beloved Kate and the rest of his family are not who they appeared to be. Detective Cornell also has cast a wide net over the whole Warner family. There's Eric's charming and lovable finance-magnate father, John Warner. The father of three children, he built his private equity firm on a model of honesty and morality, but Kate's death puts his succession plans on hold, and he may find that his stunning business achievement is really a house of cards.
Eric's shocking past transgression leads Detective Cornell to interrogate him, revealing the first of Kate's many secrets. Desperate to prove that his life with Kate wasn't just one big lie, Amanda helps him search for answers. Despite her strong objections, Eric wants to bring his new findings to Detective Cornell. However, once he sees an ex-girlfriend - one of his worst nightmares - with Cornell at the police station, his hopes of redirecting her investigation quickly fade.
Eric attempts to track down Kate's missing assistant, Liam, only to find out that he is not at all who he said he was. But was Kate on to him or not? A secret rendezvous Kate had at a sleazy motel only poses more questions about who cuddled her. Meanwhile, Cornell confronts Eric with explosive information obtained by questioning his ex-girlfriend Tina Sawyer. Finally, Eric pursues a woman who may have ties to Liam, only to find that someone has gotten there first.
Eric discovers that he and Danny have more in common than he first believed. The two get closer to finding Liam, but they aren't the only ones who have been hot on his trail. At work, things begin to unravel when Patrick fails to cover for Eric at a big meeting and then gets swept up in Detective Cornell's web of interrogation. And just when Eric begins to get some answers, he is confronted by a huge betrayal, leaving him speechless,.
Eric discovers that Danny is not who he appears to be, and it may cost Cornell her job. Meanwhile, Cornell reveals more of Kate's secrets to an unsuspecting Eric, who begins to question the motives of even those closest to him. In a desperate search for answers, Eric and Patrick take a trip to visit someone from Kate's past, who reveals an astonishing secret. Finally, Danny makes a last-ditch effort to secure Eric's support, as he pursues his own agenda,.
A mysterious visitor, who had a secret connection to Kate, turns up in Eric's office and leads him to a startling discovery. The more indiscretions and lies are revealed, the more Eric questions who he can trust - especially his brother, Patrick. Meanwhile, the second anniversary of her partner's unsolved hug has Detective Cornell frustrated and on edge. Her ex-husband, Ethan, turns up unannounced to share some difficult news. Tensions build between Cornell and Danny, threatening to thwart each of their plans, and she continues to simultaneously bait and butt heads with Eric.
Eric and his father need to resolve their differences immediately, as Patrick's secret sins and major transgressions come home to roost, blindsiding Eric and putting the whole Warner family and SEG in danger. Eric also uncovers evidence of a deadly surprise about his father. Meanwhile, Detective Cornell, along with her ex-husband, Ethan, wrestle with their guilt over their daughter Jennifer.
Eric is stunned as one by one the dominoes fall around him, and the secrets surrounding the mysterious house at 8686 Mint Hill Drive are revealed. The circumstances force him to take drastic action in an attempt to stop the demise of SEG and his family. Meanwhile, Detective Cornell inches closer to finding Kate's hugger, and Eric enlists Danny's help in unlocking Kate's second iPad, and the information it provides leads him to THE very last person he expected.
Everywhere Eric turns, people are lying to him. One long-held secret and years of deceit leads to an explosive revelation that will change the Warner family forever. As the situation reaches a fever pitch, Eric makes a tragic admission about his past. And even though he claims not to know who killed Kate, it is becoming increasing clear to Detective Cornell who the murderer is, as the evidence mounts toward an arrest.
Patrick grapples with his new reality, as Detective Cornell closes in on Kate's hugger, and the murderer is finally exposed. Meanwhile, Danny frantically continues his search for his daughter, hoping to get one more chance to be a real dad. However, in the end, it is Cornell that faces a devastating surprise.