Raine Tallentyre is dealing with the death of her aunt, Vella, and is settling her affairs when she senses that not all is right in the basement of her aunt’s deserted home. Raine is able to hear voices from past traumatic events when she touches items. She hears the past of a horrible crime being committed in the basement and calls the police, certain that the body of a woman will be found in the basement. She is partly right, there is a body; only the woman is still alive. The woman is able to let investigators know that the man who locked her up spoke about how witches should all die. As both Raine and Vella are considered strange, the use of the house does not seem a coincidence. This public notice draws the attention of the Arcane Society to send in an investigator.
Zack Jones is a private investigator for the Arcane Society and is trying to find information on a formula that was stolen from the society and has dangerous repercussions to those who use it. Zach also can relate to Raine as he has his own type of powers to deal with.
Being called creepy can be hard on your self-esteem - even for an attractive, independent woman like Raine Tallentyre. That's what happened when she made the mistake of revealing her paranormal abilities, bringing her most recent romantic relationship to a hasty end. Her aunt Vella, a gifted but troubled soul, told her years ago to keep her talents a secret. And now that poor Aunt Vella - her last blood relative - has died, Raine has resigned herself to a lonely life.
But when she journeys to Shelbyville, Washington, to clear out her aunt's house - trying to ignore the locals' comments about the "witch" and the "crazy lady" - Raine's highly developed sensitivity leads her to a horrifying discovery: a young woman, bound and terrified, in a basement storage locker. The victim has survived, and the culprit is on the loose. Without warning, a new man enters Raine's life - investigator Zack Jones. Surprisingly, Zack isn't repelled by her powers: in fact, he has his own. While Raine hears voices, Zack sees visions, and within hours of their meeting, Raine experiences an intense, thrilling intimacy - mental, emotional, and physical - that she never dared to expect.
There's one complication, however: Zack Jones is working for the Arcane Society. This secret organization, dedicated to the study of paranormal phenomena, shattered Raine's family with an act of betrayal long ago, and she's not about to trust them now. As a killer makes her his target, and a cabal of psychic criminals known as Nightshade operates in the shadows surrounding them, Raine and Zack must rely not only on their powerful abilities but on each other as well.