Every Patek is born with a special talent. Thea’s is weaving the destiny of each new life before it enters Emerald Hills. The Greek Fates once did this, before the world’s population exploded. Now, it’s Thea who combines colored threads into patterns that form a bookmark for each new soul—its journey through life—before she ties its final knot. The bookmarks hang in her barn, protected from mortals.
But when someone manages to enter her studio and unties the knot at the end of a bookmark, that act rips the threads back until a person dies before his allotted time. How did someone get past the golden glow that prohibits mortals from tampering with destiny, and who’d do such a thing? To Thea’s surprise, she has an unlikely ally in her quest for answers--the ghost of her ex-husband, Gabe—the man she still loves, despite what had been a difficult marriage.
Desperate to reconnect with his ghost and to discover who is tampering with destiny, Thea and her family combine their talents to find the killer before any other fates can be altered.