Emma Rathburn would love to be normal...if she can figure out what that is. Her life is a disaster, with the unexpected arising all too frequently, to trample her best efforts. Lately, things have been getting even more out-of-hand. If she can’t get control, she’ll have nothing left: no friends, no job, no life. But, how can she cope, when so much of the threat is more than physical, and the fingers which encircle her throat no longer belong to living hands?