It wasnt just the power failure the night Jean Honeychurch was born that earned her the nickname Jinx: misfortune seems to follow her wherever she goes. Which is why shes been shipped off to New York to stay with relatives including her sophisticated cousin Tory until the trouble shes caused back in her small hometown dies down. Tory couldnt care less about Jinx until Jinxs chronic bad luck starts wreaking havoc in Torys perfect world. Only then does Jinx learn that beneath Torys big-city glamour lies a world of hatred and revenge. And now Jeans jinx could be the only thing that can save her life . . .