A dark, utterly compulsive novel about what happens when our imaginations become dangerous to ourselves...and those closest to us.Fifteen-year-old Yasmin is a social misfit--obese, obsessive and deemed a freak by her peers at school. With her father dead and her mother in a new relationship, lonely Yasmin finds comfort only in food and the fantasy of being close to her pretty and popular classmate Alice. When Yasmin notices a sinister-looking man watching Alice from the school fence, she believes he is going to take Alice. Yasmin decides to find out more about this man so that when he does, Yasmin will be the only one who knows his name and where he lives--the only one who can save Alice. But as Yasmin discovers more about him, her affections begin to shift. Perhaps she was wrong about him. Perhaps she doesn't need Alice after all... And then Alice vanishes.