Author: Stephen R. George
Narrator: Rebecca Ehrenpreis
Eight-year-old Evan Laine is afraid. He’d lost a finger in a car accident, but now, it is slowly growing back. There are other changes, too. Changes he can’t hide from his mom. And dreams. Dreams from which he wakes, screaming.
They are after him – the beautiful redheaded woman and the drooling boy/ man. They want him to change. They are making him change, shaping him into something just like them.
Bonnie Laine knew there was something wrong with her son. She’d seen the skin sloughing off his belly in long, wet sheets. She’d heard his screams in the night. And now, she’d seen them. The followers, hunting her son. They want Evan for something. Something too terrible to imagine.
But Bonnie will do anything to save her son. Even if it means joining forces with a murderous man who may be far more dangerous than the creatures pursuing them.
When Bonnie gets the call that her son’s been in a car accident, and her ex-husband is missing, she must resume her guardianship over her child. She’s not sure of herself, sure of her ability to take care of her son. Then her little boy starts to have disturbing nightmares about things he’s convinced aren’t figments of his imagination.
Thrilling little horror book full of chills and thrills. Plenty of suspense. When I first started listening to this book, I wasn’t sure what to think but I loved the ending. This book had the creepy feeling similar to movies like Sinister.
Characters are realistic and sound. I love that the MC is flawed and doubtful. It makes it easier to put yourself in her position. To try and imagine what you would do if it were your child having such strange dreams. This book reminded me a bit of Doctor Sleep, and I loved that Stephen King feeling.
Narration was well done.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.