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Welcome to Burning Cove, California, where 1930s Hollywood glamour conceals a ruthless killer. Vivian Brazier never thought life as an art photographer would include shooting headshots for aspiring male actors or nightly wake-up calls to snap photos of grisly crime scenes. Although she is set on making a career of transforming her photography into a new art form, she knows her current work is what's paying the bills. After shooting crime scene photos of a famous actress-- the latest victim of the murderer the press has dubbed the "Dagger Killer"-- Vivian notices eerie similarities to the crime scenes of previous Dagger Killer victims, details that only another photographer would have noticed. The kind of details that lead Vivian to become a target herself. Nick Sundridge has always been able to "see" things that others can't, forcing him to cope with disturbing dreams and visions. His talent-- or as he puts it, his curse-- along with his dark past makes him a recluse but a brilliant investigator. As the only one with the ability to help, Nick is sent to protect Vivian. Together, they discover the Dagger Killer has ties to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood royalty and high society. It is a cutthroat world of allure and deception that Vivian and Nick must traverse-- all in order to uncover the killer who will stop at nothing to add them to their gallery of murders.