(Book 2) Claire had left for the army believing every rotten word her mother said, leaving Daryl devastated and Ryder missing his mother. What problems await when she takes her first tour with Merle and Michonne? Her mothers harsh words continue to haunt her everyday, making her believe she wasn't good for anything and was no longer needed in Daryl or Ryder's life leaving her reckless in the line of fire. When Merle has to leave due to an injury he's no longer able to watch over Claire like he had promised Daryl. Devastating himself as much as his brother. Feeling unloved and unwanted by her own family Claire sees no reason not to go and save her friend in a dangerous battle with the enemy. What happens when she is taken? Will she make it out alive? Will there ever be a happy ending for Daryl, Claire and Ryder?