by Mary Maddox
Lu Jakes lives in a trailer in the Utah mountains with her neglectful father and abusive stepmother. She survives by keeping to herself and not fighting back.
She can also see daemons. Strange, terrifying, beautiful daemons, led by the incandescent Talion. Though they sometimes tempt her to do things like kill her stepmother, the bond she shares with Talion makes her sure the daemons are on her side.
Things are finally looking up for Lu when she makes a new friend: lovely, confident Lisa Duncan, visiting for the summer.
But a sadistic killer has stalked Lisa from Illinois, and he quickly decides to take Lu as well. He will torture and violate them until he is all that exists, until they are utterly his.
In a bloody battle for her very soul, Lu must find the strength to save herself and her friend.
Can she count on the daemons for help, or does Talion have darker plans?