|About the Book|
Lily McKinley grew up fearing she might be different. She’d spent her entire childhood yearning for normalcy while watching her mother constantly teeter on the edge of insanity. As an adult, Lily vowed to provide her own daughter, Sarah, with aMoreLily McKinley grew up fearing she might be different. She’d spent her entire childhood yearning for normalcy while watching her mother constantly teeter on the edge of insanity. As an adult, Lily vowed to provide her own daughter, Sarah, with a secure, ordinary upbringing, one totally unlike her own.But when Sarah is killed in a freak accident, Lily finds herself alone and in despair when her mother finally succumbs to the horrible madness lurking in the shadows. Helplessly forced to watch as her mother retreats into a world that only she inhabits, Lily reaches out to the only source of love and strength she’s ever known, and returns to her ancestral home in the mountains of North Carolina.It is there, surrounded by the stark beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, that Lily is compelled to uncover the mystery surrounding her father’s death more than three decades earlier. And it is there the dreams and visions begin—and Lily’s worst fears are recognized when she learns the source of her mother’s torment. For Lily soon discovers that, like her mother, she has inherited a rare and terrifying trait, one that’s been passed down through generations of women in her mother’s family, one that enables the possessor to communicate with those who have passed from this world into the next: the gift of the sight.As Lily’s fear turns into acceptance, she learns to embrace her newfound gift and begins to explore a world beyond anything she has ever known. The messages that come to her from the other side intensify her determination to uncover the truth about the “supposed” accident that took her father’s life. As Lily probes deep into the past, she is plunged into a world of danger, deceit, betrayal, torture, and murder. As the mystery begins to unravel and the truth begins to unfold, Lily finds herself pulled inexorably closer to the deep, black abyss that separates her two worlds. And she is faced with a terrifying reality: Will the darkness that stole her mother’s soul claim hers as well?