Terror has left Skye Martindale muted and stunted for most of her seventeen years. Terrified of the dark Other that lives within her. The Other that must be suppressed and controlled. At all costs. Then one night an act of random violence unleashes a savagery so ferocious that she is forced to face who–and what–she really is.
Fear and grief have ravaged Deputy Sheriff Gene Martindale, leaving him cold and remote, haunted by the lies he has told the world–and himself–about his foundling sister. But now the lying is over and he has to protect his young son from Skye. Even if that means killing her.
For five long years Junior Cotton–the twisted sadist who slaughtered Gene’s wife and unborn child–has been a caged animal. Now he’s broken loose and he’s coming after Gene and his sister. To take revenge and to reveal the truth about Skye. A truth that will damn her for eternity.