Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, shes spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.
Tessa hates everything about being an impostorhe stress, the danger, the deceitbut loves playing the role of a normal girl. Disguised as Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family shed do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this superhuman arrives at a very human conclusion even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.