It has been some time since I have come to visit you, children. The Mean Shadows are drawing their power once more. The next piece of the spell is coming soon. I have faith that you will save yourselves.
-Chaim, The Writer
Aiden Kurt's world is shattered when his intended fiancé Desirea is killed by a drunk driver. To make matters worse, she begins haunting him. As he works through his grief, he discovers that she is the latest victim of The Darling Killer, a serial killer piercing the hearts of young women in downtown Portland. When he realizes that the only way out of the darkness is to dive further in, Aiden must make a choice: Stand down and let Desirea's soul be lost between life and death or find the killer, stop him, and set his lover's spirit free. As he begins his chase, Aiden and his friends find themselves trapped in the midst of the killer's nefarious mind games, a detective's imminent defeat and a string of lies that threatens to bring Aiden face to face with his darkest nightmares.