Meghan Palmer’s debut novel is a homespun, witchy tale of family, friendship and an ancient enemy. The Whitts are a shamanistic Appalachian family, each with their own special talent, tied to their farm since time immemorial. Theirs is a life of uneasy truce with the surrounding community. For generations, the family has been tasked with protecting the world from the threat of haints—spirits drawn by the bright, delicious lure of human emotion. Each Whitt must embrace their talent—their shine—to find the truth. Since the beginning of memory, Whitt warriors have killed the haint-infected to kill the haint.