A mess of a hell.
Banisher of reluctant souls, housewife to her gay brother’s widower, stay-at-home mom to a son who isn’t hers. Lydia Trinket has a lot going on, and it’s a toss-up whether the scariest part is the poltergeists or the PTA. But she has it all (mostly) under control—until an evil spirit banishes her instead of the other way around.
Then Lydia finds herself trapped in a netherworld with all the ghosts she’s sent there, and it turns out that resting in peace isn’t really a thing. She’s surrounded by enemies in a constantly shifting landscape of dangers, where the whims of the dead outrank the laws of reality. Survival would be good. Escape would be better.
But Lydia isn’t the only one with an agenda. A gray-eyed brooder straight out of a gothic novel wants her to make amends. Her childhood mentor wants her to recover something long lost. And her brother’s murderers want her dead.
Lydia is about to discover that there’s no such thing as home free.