When seventeen-year-old Daphne Janus goes to what she thinks is a getaway retreat with her best friend and next-door neighbor, Cam, she doesn't know her parents have sent her there as a last-ditch effort to save her from committing suicide. Daphne blames herself for her sister's death and feels she has no right to be alive. Dr. Gray and her staff use extraordinary methods to treat the patients that come to their remote island off the coast of California: they terrify them into loving life, with the theory that the survival instinct overcomes the death wish. Their methods may save countless lives, but do the ends justify the means?
Follow Daphne's experiences through the different levels of the doctor's "games," and decide for yourself.