In an astonishingly dark and powerful story, magic and reality interweave to produce a heart-stopping, sometimes terrifying glimpse of another world - is it death, or dream? On a table lie three books, each with a name on the front: Bethany, Poppy and Rivalaun. Bethany's father has just died and she feels abandoned by her mother, who has sent her to spend the summer with her awful cousin Poppy. Poppy is spoiled, loved and thinks she's a witch. Rivalaun says he has travelled from another world to be there - and that only he knows what the three books mean. The three have little in common...until they sleep when, in their dreams, they suddenly seem connected. But their dreams tell them something else as well - that everything they have known about themselves is a lie. Which should they believe - their lives or their waking dreams...?