Are we defined by our faults?Victorian England - 1893
Naomi Gladwyn's life went from abominable to amazing. Narrowly avoiding life in a dismal London workhouse, she ended up with an adopted family and dear friends. This new life, however, is not without its thorns.Much of her time revolves around Dark Books - books that are so emotional, so influential, that a reader cannot help but carry out what is written, often with deadly results. She now hunts these dangerous tomes with her father, Mr. Stafford.But a past mistake, a torturous secret, haunts her and - when revealed - puts everything she has and everything she ever wanted in jeopardy.