Trying to figure out what's real and what isn't, Jeraline embarks on a journey that changes her life forever. Will her hopeless infatuation ever be anything more than a fantasy? Did she kill someone? Will she ever live a life without fear? All because of an alley, all because of a gun. But through it all, Jeraline realizes her life is in fact full of whimsy, self-discovery and love, and even through the darkness she finds the light she's been looking for: herself.