Rebecca Donne lost her father in a tragic accident when she was only five-years-old. Now, ten years later, her mother has remarried. Her stepfather, a college professor and writer, plans a month-long vacation at the beach, jokingly calling it their "honeymoon," and wants the whole family there, while he works on a novel. Everyone is excited. Everyone, that is, except Becca. Ever since her father's boating accident, she has had nightmares about being under water; about drowning. A month on a barrier island, off the coast of South Carolina, is the last place she wants to be. Because if she goes, Becca is certain her dream will come true. The ocean will find her. And she will drown.