Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Book One in a Trilogy
Was it suicide?
Two months after finding her stepmother’s corpse, Maddy is still unconvinced.
Blood-magic users like her stepmother respect their blood. They do not slit their wrists in the bathtub.
Despite magic being illegal for minors, Maddy starts her investigation with a few familiar spells—finding lost objects, summoning dead people.
Soon, she draws the attention of a man with an unexplained connection to her stepmother—a man with magic so big and so lethal that it shouldn’t exist. But who’s going to believe a grief-stricken kid when she claims impossible magic killed her stepmother?
Both of Maddy’s birth parents are dead, so the truth is all she has left.
Will she sacrifice everything for it—her friends, her freedom, and even her own life?