After years spent rebuilding her life, Willa Hawthorne feels like things are finally moving forward again. With a successful gallery exhibit behind her and a second collection of paintings underway, she’s making a name for herself in the art world. But shortly after becoming engaged to Evan Mercer, the handsome attorney who is everything Willa could want in a man, she realizes that she hasn’t truly gotten over her old boyfriend, Jamieson Corbin. With an uncanny sense of timing, Jamieson returns and pushes his way back into Willa’s life. Her lover’s reappearance not only threatens her relationship with Evan, but the sheer madness of the situation challenges Willa’s very sanity because there’s an impossible catch: Jamieson has been dead for three years.

Still very much in love with Jamieson, Willa encourages his ghostly appearances. She is anxious to discuss the seemingly implausible events with someone, but she’s filled with guilt and cannot confide in Evan. If Evan believed her, it would hurt him to know that Willa wanted Jamie back in her life at any cost, so she reveals the bizarre occurrences to the one person who might be able to help her: Jamieson’s twin brother, Ian. Together, Willa and Ian discover surprising ways to communicate with Jamie, and the two of them forge a strong, sensual bond during this otherworldly experience.

From a small idyllic town in Washington State to a remote hamlet in the Highlands of Scotland, Willa and Ian embark on a provocative journey of love and betrayal. When the pair discover long forgotten secrets of Corbin Family folklore, they are beckoned to a place where light and darkness intersect and spiritual boundaries are redrawn. After unearthing these mysteries, the pair must reexamine everything they believe about life and death and find a passage that connects the two worlds.