When you're being hunted by a human monster, sometimes your only hope is a daemon.
Lu Jakes lives in a trailer in the Utah mountains with her neglectful father and abusive stepmother. She survives by keeping to herself and not fighting back.
She can also see daemons. Strange, terrifying, beautiful daemons, led by the incandescent Talion. Though they sometimes tempt her to do things like kill her stepmother, the special bond she shares with Talion makes her sure the demons are on her side.
Things are finally looking up for Lu when she makes a new friend: lovely, confident Lisa Duncan, visiting for the summer.
But a sadistic killer has stalked Lisa from Illinois, and he quickly decides to take Lu as well. He will torture and violate them until he is all that exists, until they are utterly his.
In a bloody battle for her very soul, Lu must find the strength to save herself and her friend.
Can she count on the daemons for help, or does Talion have darker plans?
About the Author
Mary Maddox is a horror and dark fantasy novelist with what The Charleston Times-Courier calls a "Ray Bradbury-like gift for deft, deep-shadowed description." Born in Soldiers Summit, high in the mountains of Utah, Maddox graduated with honors in creative writing from Knox College, and went on to earn an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She taught writing at Eastern Illinois University and has published stories in various journals, including Yellow Silk, Farmer's Market, The Scream Online, and Huffington Post. The Illinois Arts Council has honored her fiction with a Literary Award and an Artist's Grant.