Michael "River" Corbett
Has been in a locked psych unit and heavily drugged since the murder of his pregnant wife. He can't remember what truly happened that night, only waking on the ground outside his burning house, his clothes reeking of gas, an empty can beside him. Found not guilty by reason of insanity, he's been locked up ever since. But now someone is trying to kill him, so he has to break out of the mental ward.
A hunted fugitive, all River wants is the truth.
Cassandra "Jax" Jackson
She knows she's putting her career on the line when she encounters this desperate stranger hiding out in the house that came with her new job, and doesn't turn him in.But there's something in River's that convinces her to believe him. As the incoming police chief of Blackberry Vermont, she has a pretty conflict of interest. But when she looks at River, she doesn't see a crazed killer on the run; she sees a fellow cop in trouble, and for the life of her, she can't stop herself from helping him.
The daughter of criminally insane cult leader Mordecai Young, Jax's young friend is haunted by voices she doesn't want to hear and apparitions she doesn't want to see. But she can no longer ignore the "gift" her twisted father passed to her before he died—because unless she listens to what the dead are telling her, Jax might be doomed to join them.
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