Michael and Jillian Dansky seemed to have it all a happy marriage, two successful careers, a bright future. But late one October evening, all that changed. Driving home from a Halloween masquerade, Michael momentarily nods off behind the wheel and wakes to find nothing is the same. Standing by his car is the little girl he came within a breath of running down. She leads Michael to her home, an empty house haunted by whispers, and sends him away with a haunting whisper of her own: "come find me." But in the weeks to follow, it s clear that someone or some thing doesn t want Michael to find her: ominous figures in grey coats with misshapen faces are following him everywhere. And then Jillian wakes one morning replaced by a cold, cruel, vindictive woman Michael hardly recognizes as his wife. Michael must now search not only for the lost girl, but for a way to find the Jillian he's always loved, and to do so he must return to where the nightmare began. Down an isolated lane where he ll find them, or die trying. "From the Trade Paperback edition.""
Christopher Golden is the award-winning, "L.A. Times" bestselling author of such novels as "The Ferryman, Strangewood, The Gathering Dark, Of Saints and Shadows, Prowlers," and The Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers. Working with actress/writer/director Amber Benson, he co-created and co-wrote "Ghosts of Albion," an animated supernatural drama for BBC online.Golden has also written or co-written a great many books and comic books related to the TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer "and" Angel," as well as the scripts for two Buffy video games, which he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Tom Sniegoski. His recent comic book work includes the creator-owned "Nevermore" and DC Comics' "Doctor Fate: The Curse." As a pop culture journalist, he was the editor of the Bram Stoker Award-winning book of criticism, "Cut!: Horror Writers on Horror Film," and co-author of both "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide "and "The Stephen King Universe." Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. He graduated from Tufts University. There are more than eight million copies of his books in print. At present he is at work on his next novel for Bantam Books. "From the Trade Paperback edition."