For fifteen year old Carey, the woods are the only home she and her younger sister Jenessa have ever known. But when their mother doesn't return, both sisters are found by their father and taken away from the forest to a different world of clothes, school, and a roof over their heads. Adjusting to this new world, Carey finds everything too overwhelming. For the woods hold dark secrets and the torturous past that have scared both and have kept Jenessa silent for a year. Emily Murdoch's debut is a heartbreaking and beautifully written tale of survival and the love that has the ability to save us.