Harper Madison isn't like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she's lost count. Shadowford Home is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret
Six foster homes in one year had to be some kind of record. I ran my sapphire pendant along the silver chain around my neck and looked out at the pine zooming past. Where would they send me next?
"I don't know what got into you, Harper," Mrs. Meeks said. Her hair shot out every which way and she wasn't wearing any makeup. The call to come pick me up probably came in after she'd gone to bed for the night. "I can't keep doing this."
I eyed her. Was she passing me off t another case worker? Mrs. Meeks and been there with me from the beginning. Since the fire. I didn't want her abandon me now.
"It was an accident," I said. I sat up straight in my seat and studied her tired face. I needed her to believe me.
"An accident?" Her voice took on the shrill tone I had come to expect from her. "Mrs. Sanders said you threw a lamp at her. How could that have been an accident, Harper?"