A secret parallel universe. Shadow crossed lovers. Monsters in dark corners.
Every Thanksgiving Eve, reserved Jade Miller sees monsters in dark corners and hears voices in the shadows. She knows she's different, even if her mother refuses to share the family secret. Nerdy Zander Stein has his whole life planned from top grades to law school, but he hasn't prepared for Jade's grasp on his heart.
When they learn that the government banishes criminals to a secret parallel universe, Jade believes her life as an average citizen is a lie. She struggles to understand where she belongs, but Zander is convinced they belong together. Whether Jade and Zander decide to join the banished criminals or help the authorities may cause families to split, relationships to break or Woodpine to come under siege.