Cassandra returns, still caught between realities, and she has another mystery on her hands.
Eight-year-old Adam Baker is the latest in a string of children to mysteriously vanish, and when the bones of a young child are found, Cassandra is increasingly worried for his safety—and the Preternatural Crime Unit has ordered her to keep away from the case or else. Meanwhile, Aram is facing trial, and only Cassandra can save him. But does she want to?
Juggling a boyfriend, college, vampire politics and investigative work is difficult, and it doesn’t help that something seems to be wrong with her powers. Can she pull herself together in time to save all those lost in the night?
I almost lost control of myself. I wanted to hit him, to hurt him so badly, but I knew if we touched I would not do him harm. I’d always felt a pull toward him, but God damn me if I was going to like it. I balled my hands into fists.
“What have you done?” I sounded more surprised than I wanted to, and I couldn’t bear him looking at me. I turned my back to him, something I probably wouldn’t have done sober either, and placed my hands on the dresser.
“In over a month, you couldn’t think of a single thing that had happened that would make me upset, make me not want to see you.”
I looked in the mirror, and he was stood so close to my back that I almost gasped. His hand came up slowly, hesitating slightly before he moved my hair away from my neck. He exposed the jagged scar there and traced his thin cold fingers over it. I shivered.