Alice, the main character is introduced in the book with her partying best friend Jane, and her younger, but much smarter brother, Milo. After unsuccessfully getting into a club, they start to walk home, where they get followed by drunken men. To the rescue comes Jack, which Jane is
uncontrollablyin love with, and starts a relationship with Alice. Alice is then introduced into a mysterious world full of secrets that she tries to uncover in the first book of the series.