Star Hewitt has a secret. She wants it tucked aside with the other outgrown remnants of her childhood, but some secrets refuse to be forgotten. When her brother returns from the War, it isn't the only secret. James battles an unseen enemy, one clinging to his soul with a grip of fear. The Hewitts keep the wounds to themselves. One dark day the secrets collide, tossing Star beyond the barred windows of Westfield Estate Hospital. She can't allow the truth of that day to be exposed, despite the consequences. As the opportunity to protect both her brother and herself slips away, something will have to be sacrificed. Or someone, and soon. The knot securing Star to sanity isn't as tight as she wants everyone to believe.