The last book of Alex Gilbert ended with a very bad turn. She had confessed her love for Stefan, just as he had for her. They had planned to leave town with each other. And then there was Silas, who had locked Stefan in a safe and left him in the quarry to drown over and over and over again. ~~~~~ And then there was now, a summer later. Silas had taken Alex with him, having mind control over her. She did what he told her to do, and is still under his mind control. The only problem is, she thinks it's Stefan.