Milly Dupont is recovering from an attack that nearly took her life and is settling back into the new normal. Her secret crush, Callum Davidson, has moved in next door and has brought his nephew Jake with him. Milly soon becomes aware that people have started to lose items from their homes and suspects it may be Jake but isn't sure. Then a local family from Wirkster is found murdered in what cops are calling a ritualistic fashion, and Milly is almost certain it's Jake when she finds a rather unique shirt covered in blood and thrown away in the woods. Is the young, often sullen Jake capable of such a crime or is he really just the innocent, abandoned child she thinks he is?
With the help of Edgar, her trusty tomcat, and the ever-tempting Callum, Milly soon discovers there's far more going on in Wirkster than she ever knew about and what she doesn't know can hurt her!