The town of Wickerwire, Iowa has become the target of a jewelry thief with the ability to get by completely undetected. The only trace he leaves behind is candy in place of what he steals. The media gives him the nickname “The Candy Caper” after this calling card. He won’t give up until he finds an item believed to be blessed with ancient magic…unless someone gets in his way.
Sydney Baker harbors a painful secret, and it’s not just physical scars she keeps hidden. Just when her world begins to crumble, Sydney receives some startling news. Her grandmother’s farm is now hers to own. She coaxes her family to pack up their city life and move to a small town outside of Chicago.
A new home and a new school could mean an end to the terrors that plague Sydney’s life, but will it really be the safe haven she hoped for?
On the first day of her junior year, Sydney meets Spencer Stevenson, another student who has family issues of his own. As they each take solace in their growing relationship, old threats emerge to tear them apart. To her horror, Sydney realizes that even though she and her family have moved to a new town, her family life itself will never change.