Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect Facebook friends.
It's little wonder, since she's had a fairly rough life.
Her father left when she was a baby, her stepfather just died and her mother's almost given up - in fact, she's sent her to live with her grandmother in cold and sleepy Maine to 'keep Zara safe'.
Zara doesn't think she's in danger; she thinks her mother just can't cope.Zara's wrong.
The man she sees everywhere - the tall, creepy guy who points at her from the side of the road - is not a figment of her imagination.
He's a pixie. But not the cute, sweet kind with little wings. Maine's got a whole assortment of unbelievable creatures. And they seem to need something - something from Zara . . .