Brighton Falls is like any other ho-hum town in America with a bad baseball team, sidewalks and nosey neighbors. That all changes, however, when a pet is brutally killed and others begin to go missing one by one.
Neighborhood savior Carl Crocker pledges to bring the guilty party to justice, but what does Old Man Rooney--a despised hermit--know about Crocker that no one else does?
It all leads to an unexpected revelation when Tommy Watson’s dog, Artie, suddenly becomes gravely ill. Tommy’s search for help for his beloved friend unravels an evil, small-town secret that goes back centuries and ties everyone together.
With a community on edge and time running out, it’s up to Tommy to finally put to rest what no one else can and make the hardest decision of his life, testing both his courage and love.
In his first novel, Jason Savio blends horror with heart to create a coming-of-age story that shows the great lengths people will go to try to prevent the inevitable, the various ways we deal with grief, and the importance of friendship when all seems lost.