Victoria Menard has never been alone, even when her mother died of cancer and her father committed suicide, she has always had a peculiar friend. Or so she thought. Now sixteen and questioning the motive of her long-time mentor, Victoria has many decisions to make, including where to put her trust. Chester, the spider with all the answers, seems to be hiding something.
Sophie Greenwood's thrilled to have been accepted into Jackdaw Publishing - a job she's dreamed of ever since childhood. Crushing down the dark memories of the past, she doesn't hesitate to jump right in; the work itself showing off her exceptional skill and experience. Paradise doesn't last long, however, as the mystery of her predecessor begins to chip away at her mind, whilst all things business and personal seem to be at risk.