In the debut horror novel from the author of Live Girls, a small town in Northern California finds itself at the whims of an old and hungry evil.
Donald Ellis is in a bad place. On a forced leave of absence from work, his personal life has also collapsed. But he’s certain that something else is going on—something dreadfully wrong with his town. People are disappearing, leaving inexplicable traces of what might have happened to them. And then there are the dreams—horrifying nightmares seeping slowly into even more troubling daytime visions.
Then Freddie appears on his doorstep—a strangely powerful young woman who tells him that his intuition is right. A dark force has taken over his once-sleepy northern California home. Creatures are roaming the night, hungry for lust, thirsty for blood, and knowing exactly how to satisfy their cravings.
To fight an evil that hides in plain sight, Donald and Freddie will have to push the boundaries of their own sanity—and risk becoming a part of the very shadows they seek to destroy . . .