Can a horrifying secret from Sarah's past derail her promising future?
Sarah MacAlpin has always felt like an outsider. Raised by her Scottish grandmother in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sarah grew up with one foot in the old world and one foot in the new world. Her childhood friends were the stuff of ancient Celtic legends.
But Sarah's seemingly idyllic past hides a horrifying secret. As a little girl she watched her mother's inexorable slide into madness. As an adult she has managed to put together an almost normal life for herself. She has great friends, a boyfriend, and her career as a folklorist is all planned out.
That is until she meets Dermot Sinclair. The handsome Scot seems to be dogging her every step. He's friendly enough and can help with her research, but she can't help thinking there's something he's not telling her. Plagued by nightmares of her tragic past and murky visions of the future Sarah pushes toward finishing her dissertation. In spite of her hard work and planning the world around her seems to be spinning out of control. Her relationships with her boyfriend and her best friend are falling apart. Can she get her life back on track, or will she follow in her mother's footsteps?