Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene tells her story of woe and confusion to a creepy madman bent on chaining her in his basement dungeon. Before the apocalyptic Flash that destroyed the world as we know it, Evie was a rich and popular Southern Belle, with a dark secret. All summer, while her friends were off travelling the world, she was in an asylum, trying to suppress the horrific hallucinations and visions she suffered. Then the Flash hit and it turns out that all her horrible visions were just premonitions of what was to come.
In a world where most of the surface water evaporated in the course of one catastrophic event, after which most of the women in the world fell sick and died, Evie is one of very few females, and after her mother dies, she needs help and protection to get to her grandmother’s, whom she is convinced must still be alive. She turns to her former classmate, the Cajun badboy Jackson “Jack” Deveaux, one of the few people from her past who seems to have survived the apocalypse. He agrees to assist her, and as Evie can’t shoot, hunt or defend herself worth a damn, she needs all the help she can get.