Ever since her sister, Elysea, drowned, seventeen-year-old Tempe’s been looking for answers. And for a price, Tempe will finally get them . . . from her dead sister. On the nearby island of Palindromena, the research facility, once paid, will revive the dearly departed for a period of twenty-four hours before returning them to death.
It isn’t a heartfelt reunion that Tempe is after, though. Elysea died keeping a terrible secret, one that has ignited an unquenchable fury in Tempe: finally, she’ll know the truth about their parents’ deaths.
Instead of answers, Elysea persuades Tempe to break her out of the facility to embark on a dangerous journey to discover the truth and mend their broken bond before Elysea’s time runs out. Complicating matters, they’re pursued every step of the way by two Palindromena employees desperate to find them before the secret behind the revival process and the true cost of restored life is revealed.