Taylor’s End is a small, sleepy town like countless others sprinkled across rural America; until the police make a gruesome discovery at the rest stop on the outskirts of town. A man has been murdered, and it’s no ordinary killing.
Local Chief of Police, Nick Bremner fervently hopes the murder is an isolated incident, a violent act committed against a lone traveler by some hopped-up hitchhiker who has probably already crossed the state line.
That same day, a stranger arrives in Taylor’s End, a rudderless drifter floating from one town to the next. She seems harmless enough, but she is harboring a dark and menacing secret that she can no longer control.
As the town is gripped by a spate of violent attacks that leave the tight-knit community reeling, will Bremner discover who is responsible before another innocent life is lost? Or will it fall to Connor? The teenage son of the drunken landlord of Webster’s Boarding House and one of the few people who know the frightening truth about their new guest. Can Connor find the courage to stand up and fight back against the evil force threatening to destroy Taylor’s End?