Catherine Forsythe is a Sci-fi spouting geek who thinks an Angel plays songs for her on the radio whenever she needs a lift. Michael Casey is an aspiring rock guitarist with a past full of rumors and a fervent wish for a fresh start. Jason King is a rising high school basketball star with all the right answers and money to burn. The world as Catherine, Michael and Jason know it is about to end.
Half the time, Catherine thinks she has an Angel who plays songs for her on the radio whenever she needs a lift—songs with the perfect lyrics to get her through the day. The other half, she thinks that’s crazy. Then Michael Casey walks back into her life. Michael’s life is in ruins, and he just wants to start over, but when his fresh start ends in his tragic death, and his ghost becomes trapped in the woods near her home, Catherine is determined to free him. She’s convinced the only way to do that is by helping him face his past—a past Michael is desperate to forget. Stonewalled by Michael at every turn, Catherine enlists her ex-boyfriend, Jason King, to help her dig deeper, but as they close in on Michael’s horrific secret, the demon-filled nightmares Catherine had as a child return, and Jason falls mysteriously ill. As both their lives unravel, Catherine begins to wonder if her music-loving Angel has a counterpart—a much darker one.
THE GUARDIAN'S PLAYLIST strips off the masks of its teen protagonists, layer by layer, to reveal the tender souls they'll do almost anything to keep hidden. Their struggles with drug addiction, abuse, abandonment and self-hate are not the stuff of magic. The magic in THE GUARDIAN'S PLAYLIST lies in the transformation of its characters as friendship, love, hope and faith are brought to bear. Will it be enough to save them from the demons, both real and imagined, who seek to destroy them? Read the novel to find out!