Natalie Wainwright, the protagonist, is a hip art dealer, renowned for her visual intelligence at staging avant-garde art shows for macabre artists. Her determination to be successful in the male-dominated art world is her way of acquiring strength. One night, in her dreams, she crosses paths with a ritual murderer's journey to the afterlife to save his mother, which changes her life forever.
Theme: A woman faces her abused past and emerges from the victim role as a person who willing to fight back. Her strength comes from understanding, compassion, and the ability to help others, even when she needs help. In the end, she stands up for all women and all abused people, and by doing so, she saves herself.