It’s a novel about a homeless little girl named Breanna “Bea” Wyett and her mother being invited to spend Thanksgiving Dinner with the family of a deceased person after they cut into a funerary procession to avoid those pursuing them. They discover that their hostesses are much more than meet the eye. The elderly woman insist upon being called “Aunt Maelstrom” wears her name well.
Bea is in constant action, some mischievous and some of it is dangerous. Dangerous sit at the table, and look them in the eyes. Especially in the form an invited dinner guest shows up.