Maria McBride is a little shy and a little awkward. So when she runs smack into--literally--the new guy at school, she doesn't know quite what to do. Tom's kind, good-looking, and well-built. And he's clearly drawn to Maria. But he turns down her tentative invites and seems very reluctant to talk about his past and his family--especially his father, the town's new funeral director. What is Tom's mystery? What's up with his dad's creepy assistant, Graves? What's going on at the family funeral home? And what is Maria getting herself into?