Two memorable strangers collide in an emotionally rich, poignant novel on how secrets from the past shape our futures — and how salvation can often come from our inner demons.
Liz Fine’s life is reeling. Three years have passed since a car accident claimed the life of her best friend, Jazz. Then, her anxiety went out of control, and now her laptop — her most precious possession containing whatever memories of Jazz she has left — is gone. Stolen.
But that isn’t even the worst part. The worst part came several days later, when a terrifying message popped up in Liz’s inbox, black text over neon white:
“Hello Eliza. You don’t know me, but I recently bought your used laptop and spent the last few days engrossed in your world. I am now in possession of all your files.
I am about to offer you a deal.”
The anonymous blackmailer — whose signature reads only “Someone” — presents a simple deal: every week, Liz will send him a letter revealing her innermost emotions, thoughts, and feelings; and every week, he will send back a piece of Liz’s past. Refuse, and both her past — and her laptop — are gone. Obsessed with retrieving the life she had already lost once, Liz obliges.
Emotions boil to the surface as the two begin their correspondence. Tragedy begets tragedy and secret begets secret as Liz has no choice but to confront her innermost fears. But discovering Someone’s secret will present her with a new choice to make. One that will shape the rest of her life. And his.