Christina Gore is seventeen and on the verge of independence from ‘the system’ that has raised her since birth. Her foster mother is the only person she has ever loved, but she is now terminally ill and Christina is not handling it well. She is angry and depressed and no longer willing to hide in the shadows of her birth family like an insect afraid to come into the light. She is one of them after all. A Drakos! They just don’t know it yet. They think she is dead. But life is about to change when her caseworker, Zabera Hassan, meets a woman who thinks she might be Christina’s maternal grandmother. Together they discover that there are two girls out there living within reach of each other who bear a striking resemblance to one another. One of them is privileged and well adjusted. The other is chilling and troubled - maybe even a killer. Christina's stunning rise from the dead brings a tidal wave of chaos and destruction to the Drakos family, but what happens next shocks everyone.