In her alternate reality Amber makes friends and forms bonds as dear and as existent to her as those in the real world. When she begins to recognize the loopholes and flaws in her carefully built world of delusion, the manifestations fight desperately to keep Amber locked in their clutches. They distract her with worlds of glittering gold and sexual pleasure the likes of which she has never known. But soon, Amber is unable to escape her grief for Aden any longer, and the mental tug of war between dreams and reality begins to make her physically ill.
Through these violent attacks of nausea and splitting headaches, glimpses of the truth and the dire situation she is truly in begin to seep into her dream world. Amber finally realizes the terrifying thought that the world she is living in may not be real after all. Of one thing Amber is sure, she must get out of here, she must get back to reality. But how does one escape a prison that is your mind… and your imagination, the security?