In the imagination of Emily Westacott, sinister mysteries and dark conspiracies are around every corner, from the case of the missing flowers to the mute groundskeeper at the school.
When the circus comes to the little town of Sleepy Cove, excitement is in the air, but Emily's nose for news smells something strange.
When a young boy disappears, Emily and her sleuthing partner, Jenna, decide that they will have to take the investigation into their own hands.
The long and tragic history of the circus is frightening enough, but with the past coming back to haunt the present?
Can Emily solve the case and protect the town?
Or will she be the next victim of the Shadow Circus?