The bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley crime novels turns to teens with this paranormal series opener. Fourteen-year-old Becca King hears fragments of other people's thoughts. After her murderous step-father realizes she has heard some of his darker secrets, Becca finds herself on the run. She ends up stranded on Whidbey Island where she immediately connects with Derric, the son of the local sheriff. When he is suspiciously pushed off a hiking trail, the police investigate the incident. The first book in this new series has elements of mystery, the paranormal and romance.