Hastings Mill has always been a safe place to live. Just another quiet, peaceful New England village where the big city crimes of the wider world were far away and ignored…until now, as the news of a local woman’s disappearance spreads like wildfire. Where did she go? And why did she abandon her young daughter?

Four people in town think they know what happened to Jennifer Baker, but thirteen-year-old John, Manny, Jack, and Stephen are hardly equipped to deal with a potential murder investigation. Torn between keeping what they witnessed a secret and risking everything to uncover the truth, their friendships are tested and their lives upended during an autumn none of them will forget. Growing up is never easy, but it’s only made more difficult by learning the worst monsters of all are the people we know.

Genre: Young Adult Horror

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