With an overworked mother and an alcoholic for a father, seventeen-year-old Rachel Montgomery’s life no longer resembles her idyllic childhood. To escape the agony, Rachel cuts, letting her pain bleed away in scarlet drops. When tragedy hits, Rachel is unsure how she's going to make it through senior year. Then Derek, the handsome stranger she met at a party, offers to take her away from her problems. Tempted by the allure of a new life, Rachel runs away with him, only to discover her new friend is a Las Vegas drug lord. Rachel must decide whom to trust and find where she belongs, otherwise she'll fall into the underbelly of Vegas. (Newly Revised and Expanded) This series doesn't need to be read in order.