When 17-year-old Nikki Harmon moves to Bland, Virginia, she expects her new life will be as dull as the town's name.
But she finds that not everything is as it seems and the forest surrounding her new home holds secrets—one of them being a centuries-old Indian legend, carefully guarded by Adam Black Water, the leader of a pack of boys known as the Keepers.
Nikki will soon discover that the forest holds more magic and danger than she ever dreamed possible as a killer lurks on the Appalachian Trail. As she searches for the truth, she will unearth the darkest secret of all.
Will she lose her heart? Or will she lose her life?