Emily's psychic abilities have grown since the acceptance of her "gift" and the defeat of the father and son sociopaths, the Nelsons, whom she has sent away to prison for life. But when an old friend of her boyfriend, Tony, comes to Charles City, Emily is suspicious and fears things may not be as they seem. Something, or someone, a "Shadow" of darkness, appears to be taking over the bodies of new friends and old. Then Max, Emily's murdered dog from her childhood, suddenly comes onto the scene. Emily is certain the ghost dog's presence means big trouble is brewing. As her fears grow, the arrival of a young murder victim adds to her stress, but she vows to find a way to help the child, no matter what. Her visions aren't working and only adding to her confusion. A young man shows up, ostensibly to be of assistance. He claims to be her "soulmate" of sorts. But is he? Or is he simply symbolic of more trouble on the horizon for Emily and her true love? Will Emily accept his help to protect those most important to her from an evil, vengeful ghost, and prevent him from turning the innocent into killers? And will she discover where the child's body is hidden and who killed her, so the young girl and her family can finally have peace? Perhaps, in this case, only the "Shadow" knows.