Madison is dead, her body is no where to be found and officially she's the new Dark Timekeeper. Always by her side are the Dark Reaper Nakita and The Light (actually neutral) Reaper Barnabas. She doesn't believe in fate though as the Dark Timekeeper she is suppose to, yet she doesn't believe that all these 'marks' will make the right decision on their own, they need some intervention. Naturally this is throwing off the order of everything, and no one Reaper or Seraph knows what to do with her. The sad fact is that as a young senior in high school, she's flying by instinct alone and isn't sure what she's doing either.
This is the second installment of the Madison Avery series and I personally think is better than the first one. The first book Once Dead, Twice Shy threw the reader into a world of marks, Reapers, Timekeepers, amulets, Seraphs, guardian angels, exc. In this book we already have a feel for Madison's world and understand a bit more how reaps work. Madison is working so hard to try to find a balance between being the Timekeeper of fate, yet herself believing in free choice. This whole book is about one reap and the everyone connected to it.
The only reason it didn't get five stars was because I believe it was too short, in hardcover, and needed more storyline. The plot was fantastic, but simple and only involved one reap. Madison didn't even learn any new skills or train with Barnabas. There also wasn't that much action. I love how the story unfolds and where the plot is going though and that makes it a worthy read. Light on action, but thick in characters.