With blood dripping from her wrists, 17-year-old Tabitha hopes to find peace in death. Instead, the Gray Man sucks her into his kingdom, where she must obey him to die.
The Gray Man sends suicide victims to steal enchanted items he needs for his return to his homeland. Tabitha must cheat and steal – even commit murder – or face physical pain and mental torment. When the Gray Man reveals her mother’s suffering, Tabitha realizes the life she left is the only thing she desires. Tabitha’s only hope to return home is to destroy the Gray Man by absorbing his powers, but that might make her the new Gray Beast.