Joanie Mylar. Born deaf, she lived comfortably in a beautiful, muffled world. But that changed when she was given groundbreaking surgery to restore her hearing. She enjoys hearing the new sounds now, like the sweet chirping of birds in the morning, the songs of her little brother and sister, and the natural hum of her mother as she does the chores. But what happens when she hears the screams of several murder victims? One thing leads to another, alliances are made, relationships destroyed. And now Joanie wishes she had never been able to hear. And worse- she now fears that she is the next target of the violent killer. Will she pull through?