After the death of her beloved father, Sophia Loveridge is doomed to travel from one abusive home to the next with her sporadic mother who is trying to fix the breaks in her heart with new loves. With her mother seeming to pay her little to no consequence, Sophia is plagued with oceans of cookie-cutter “daddy-figures” who aren’t always what they seem, while all she really wants is her father back, and to forget the shadow of guilt that looms over her concerning his end.
Once again Sophia is forced to live under the same roof as one of her mother’s new boyfriends, but this time it is a man far more frightening than any of the past; a man who petrifies her heart with fear every time she sees the secrets hidden in his eyes. But even threaded between the sorrow of her past and the terror of her future, there are a few loose seams of happiness that she has never experienced before now—the boy in the forest.
Her mother sets off yet again with another anonymous man, only this time leaving Sophia behind to fend under the “protection” of her new stepfather. As memories of the past haunt her, the paranormal melodies from her childhood begin summoning her into the forest’s depths as they once did. Stuck in the center of an hourglass with her stepfather pressing down on her from above, and the swallowing sands of love and betrayal beneath her, time is running out for her to make her escape before something unspeakable happens.
Can the love of the mysterious boy who watches her from her window rescue her, or will she learn to stand on her own two legs and save herself before it’s too late?
And if she can endure, will his secrets kill her instead?