Sixteen-year old Cassie Renfield has seen the mark since forever: a glow around certain people as if a candle were held behind their back. The one time she pointed it out taught her not to do it again, so Cassie has kept quiet, considering its rare appearances odd, but insignificant. Until the day she watches a man die.
Mining her memories, Cassie realizes she can see a person's imminent death. Not how or where, only when: today. Cassie searches her past, her philosophy lessons, even her new boyfriend for answers, always careful to hide her secret. How does the mark work? Why her? Most importantly, if you know today is someone's last, should you tell?
Jen Nadol is an American author. She grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania, hometown of Taylor Swift, John Updike and A.S. King.
She went to college at American University in Washington DC and graduated with a Lit degree which spent the next twelve years collecting dust while she worked in human resources for a national retail chain. Now she lives north of NYC in an old farmhouse with her husband and three young sons. She still loves thrift stores, listens to just about anything from Mozart to My Chemical Romance, and has way too many favorite books to name.