Seventeen-year-old Jess Flowers sees the killer in visions. He's a shadow, stalking Salt Creek, striking down the helpless, slaughtering with fire and lightning. After she finds the bloated body of a teenage victim at Whispering Falls, Jess realizes her visions aren't harmless, haunting dreams. They're truth.
Jess is the new kid in Salt Creek, an isolated small town in rural Southern Ohio with a ferociously-guarded secret. People in Salt Creek are not what they seem, and it appears to be contagious. Her visions were just the start. She's changing, and even though it sounds crazy, she's sure the town is to blame.
Billy, the outcast with the unsettling past who has stolen her heart, is the only one willing to help her. But as the body count ticks higher, evidence links Billy to the crimes. Can she trust him? Who is the real killer? Jess better piece together the clues quickly, because it'll soon be her turn to die.
Murder, lies, betrayal and supernatural powers collide in this magical YA love story for fans of Beautiful Creatures, Twilight, and Vampire Diaries.
Winner, 2016 Romance Writers of America Joyce Henderson Contest for Young Adult romance. (Under its working title, Girl with the Sun on her Heart.)
Seventeen-year-old Jess Flowers has come back to life after being brutally murdered. She’s saved her friends and her one true love from a vengeful killer. She’s ready to start over, move on and leave the horror behind her. But happily ever after? Not even close.
The viper-tongued prom queen is hell-bent on making Jess pay for every life Salt Creek has lost. A down-and-out new kid seeks sweet revenge. The bloody, violent murder of innocent people hasn’t stopped. Another killer is stalking Salt Creek, and it’s up to Jess to solve the mystery.
She sees clues, in dreams and visions, that others don’t. Jess is a theikos, a race of people who have been endowed with extraordinary powers. She’s also the guardian, sworn by fate and oath to protect the town—if she can survive senior year.
This is a dark paranormal romance mystery series perfect for fans of Beautiful Creatures, Twilight, Vampire Diaries and Cassandra Clare.