Zakiya, a heart-broken, Christian, southern girl leaves her small hometown and her faith for the big lights and sins of the Big Apple. She has a problem trusting men because of the betrayal of her first love, so she is quick to run away from someone getting to close. In the Big City, there is only one King of New York and that is Jarlath, who is a very powerful and ruthless man who also doesn't trust anyone because he has been accused of murdering one of the biggest names in Hip-hop, Kilo. Of course there is always someone trying to knock the king off his throne, introducing Detective Khalon, New York's finest best. In this roller-coaster, Zakiya interacts with both, leaving Jarlath, who has fallen for her, after one night of passion, taking a secret with her and falling into the arms of the top cop who has his own secrets that will affect them all. Believing that she has found perfect love and wants to trust again and not live in sin. She gives her heart to Khalon. In this suspense thriller filled with deceit, murder, lies and the trigger, love comes a novel from Cornelia Smith, that will keep your eyes glued to the pages as you turn to find out why Zakiya can get hurt Sleeping in Sin.