Heartbreak was good for business.
Annie's mother has special powers.
Annie's mother is a master at drawing out secrets.
Annie's mother is the one, the only, the irresistible Madam Caterina.
Annie and her mother come to Peach Hill, the latest in a string of towns where Mama sets herself up as a spiritual adviser who can put people in contact with the "dearly departed." Fifteen-year-old Annie is Mama's invisible secret weapon--she gathers information about clients by pretending to be an idiot. After all, people will say anything in front of an idiot.
But Annie isn't invisible, she's smart as a whip, and she longs to break out of this role and into a real life with friends and school. Annie may be under Mama's spell--but not for long.