But Doctor Effie Eliades does. Effie is a healer by profession and by magic. She’s known Angelo forever. He’s her brother’s best friend. She grew up knowing that she could trust him with anything. Now, she’ll have to trust him with her secrets and her life because a supernatural threat is killing her patients, and if she is to save them, she needs help.
The threat is real, but Effie is wrong about its target. The Amaranthine Kiss doesn’t want Effie’s patients. It is after her.
The sixteen-year-old girl looked as if she was ninety years old. Straggly gray hair whisped around a wrinkled, sunken face. Her heart was failing. Her lungs barely inflated. Every additional second of life was a struggle.
Dr. Effie Eliades leaned close. “Who did this to you, Jess? What did this to you?”
Soft as a sigh, final and heart-breaking, the dying girl answered. “A kiss.”