The last thing Hope Hallows wants is to become the latest headline. Living in a town that likes secrets, she prefers to keep hers hidden. Avoiding a nosy reporter's questions about her ability to infuse euphoria or despair with a single touch, and those who crave this bliss, is nothing new. But having her brother's annoying girlfriend, Berta, go missing is-especially when it makes Hope suspect number one. As a triplet, her resemblance to her beloved dead sister causes her family to grieve even more, and her escalating supernatural skills makes Griffith, her half-human-half-Oppressor boyfriend, wary. He wants to put his unsavory past behind him-this could include Hope-since her abilities remind him of the Underworld. In her desperate search to find Berta, she stumbles across a tunnel. Phantom voices within whisper that evil has been waiting for a new leader-and isn't she lucky, they've chosen Hope.