Corinne Greene's safe, secure world is spiraling out of control. Her brother Daniel is apparently responsible for causing some kind of disaster, her mother's terminally ill ex-husband just made a miraculous recovery overnight, and exotic animals keep showing up in her suburban backyard. Since her relatives will not admit that anything strange is going on, she starts searching for answers on her own. When she uncovers a death certificate for her very-much-alive Uncle Jonas, the mystery only deepens.
Frustrated, Corinne enlists the aid of Allen, a "student observer" at her high school who has previously expressed interest in her origins. Allen helps her delve into her ancestry, including discovering a possible connection to a fairy-tale villain known as "The Fox".
Then Daniel disappears. Is Corinne’s family somehow involved, or could Allen have something to do with it? She soon realizes that if she fails to locate her brother and set things right, then her entire family, the "Family of the Fox", may be erased from existence.