Clyde Godfrey has taken a vow of silence and finds himself in a town that loves to gossip. But Clyde has another secret. He's a reaper, and with one touch he can take a person's soul and send it to the Collector. But when Delilah, a local girl, dies before her time and without being sent to the Collector only to rise the next day, everyone's suspicious.
Pebblecreek already has it's Reapers, kind Bibi Sanders and dastardly Simon Sanders, and they're not responsible for what happened to the girl. Delilah herself is lost and confused, afraid of the monster she's become. And the longer the Collector has to wait for the soul the more impatient they become, and the more others are going to die before their time.
Magic, southern belles, death, and harpoon tossing corpses have invaded Clyde's life, and with his vow of silence he can't even utter a curse.