After escaping her marriage, Jenn Galbraith hoped to start a new life with her four-year-old daughter, Emily. But Jenn’s ex-husband has other plans. Evan follows them to their new home in Vermont, determined to take their lives. He succeeds in killing himself and hospitalizing Emily. Comatose and hovering between life and death, Emily meets Tara, a little girl who’s also searching for a way back to the world of the living. Upon waking, Emily is delighted to find Tara’s presence has followed her home.
Even in death, Evan seeks to stake his claim to Emily. His vengeful spirit pursues her and is repeatedly thwarted by Tara, the ghost of a child. Tara can hold Evan at bay, but she also has her own agenda. Emily is Tara’s last chance to live again.
As strange events keep mounting, and the death toll increases, Jenn starts to understand that Tara is much more than an imaginary playmate. If Jenn is to save her daughter, she must learn to believe in ghosts…and then she must destroy them.
"A macabre imagination and a tight rein on your nerves are required for McNally's latest release.” —Publishers Weekly