Alex knows he's there, she senses him, and he doesn't frighten her, as so many have in the past. It's something new to be aware of someone without opening her mind to the invasion of others' thoughts. To hear their most private secrets, feel their most horrific pains, but this man is different. Matthew brings with him an unexpected, all-encompassing love, and the one thing she's craved her entire life—blessed silence. But will an insane doctor, bent on exploiting her secret, shatter the healing peace she finds in Matthew's arms?