Eighteen year olds often have problems, especially those who move around a lot. Sonnet Gray is not your typical eighteen year old. When her family moves, they don’t move to new towns, they move to new centuries. She and her family are members of the Lost; a group of time travelers who have no control over when and where their journeys take them.
When a nurse names Lizzie finds an old diary while working at Bedlam Hospital, it proves a welcome distraction from the medical world. However, this particular diary belonged to Rose Gray, and her curiosity about its contents may just lead to her becoming yet another of Rose's victims.
Africa, 1888. Trying to forget the past that took her best friend and her mother away, Sonnet Gray busies herself with helping to build a hospital, while at the same time taking care of a precocious child. Together with Israel Rhode, the one man she can trust, their safe haven is discovered by an old enemy who needs Sonnet to get back to where he came from.