Under normal circumstances, Ben and Mina would never have had reason to speak to each other. He’s an easy-going people person with a healthy skepticism about the paranormal; she’s a dangerously obsessive monster-hunter with a crippling fear of betrayal. But the small Northern California town of Prospero, with its rich history of cryptid sightings, miracles, and mysterious disappearances, has no normal circumstances to offer.
When Ben’s missing childhood friend, Haley Perk, stumbles out of Prospero’s surrounding woods and right into her own funeral, Ben and Mina are forced to work together to uncover what happened to her. Different as they are, their unlikely friendship may be the only thing that can save the town, and possibly the world, from its idious invaders.
"A snapping, crackling, popping homage to classic horror that alludes to no optimistic resolution—all the more reason for a series." -Kirkus Reviews
"A promising series opener, this will satisfy those readers who like their scary stories to be as clever as they are chilling." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books