Fourteen-year-old Kati Newman likes her family just the way it is: happy. But just as her summer is about to begin in Cove Lake, Alabama, Kati’s attorney father decides to take in a teenager who finds himself alone after his dad is imprisoned. After working so hard to get her family back on track the previous summer, Kati is certain her life is now ruined.
Vincent St. John, a brooding, pierced Goth, is barely used to the idea of his new living situation when Kati’s godparents invite the family and Kati’s secret boyfriend, Alex, along on an expedition to coastal Alabama to help them research why dolphins and whales are mysteriously dying. While Kati struggles to accept Vincent, Alex reveals a telepathic gift that may help solve the puzzle of the dying mammals. As their journey leads them to the Caribbean, a hurricane brews and an evil man lurks in the shadows. But as the storm wreaks havoc and traps the teenagers on a remote island, Vincent divulges a dark secret with the power to transform his destiny.
In this young adult mystery, a teenage girl who thinks her summer is going to be a disaster is led on an unforgettable adventure where she discovers love, friendship, and the importance of unconditional acceptance.