A little girl’s world should be all sugar and spice and everything nice, but that is not the case for twelve-year-old Sadie Madison. She, her mother Millie, and little brother Sammy have all felt the strong hand of Brad, Sadie’s abusive father. After many attempts, they escape. From Texas to North Carolina, they travel to a cabin in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains—an abandoned structure owned by Millie’s grandmother. Millie longs for her cherished Grandma Ann, but can she risk contacting her? Brad might be watching. Besides, her grandmother hasn’t even looked for her, has she? Will their lost spirits find a way to reconnect? How long can Millie hide her family before Brad finds them? And what horrible things will he do to them if he does? As the summer of 1968 comes to a close, Millie knows they can’t winter at the cabin. It would be much too dangerous with only the fireplace for heat. The children need to be in school, and she has to find a doctor to renew her prescription. She can’t risk doing without her cancer drug. Once Brad finds his family though, all Millie’s other worries become insignificant. Sadie’s Indian name is Wakanda, which means possessor of magic power. Will this young girl be able to harness that power in time to help the Guardian Spirit save them?