Two cousins, Rory and Arden, lie unconscious in a hospital burn unit. The fire, which broke out in their shared college dorm room, killed another student, and the police want answers. Tension between Rory and Arden's parents was already at an all-time high before the fire, owing to a recent financial crisis and the decline of the family business. As the parents huddle anxiously in the waiting room, carefully avoiding the subject of their own unraveling relationships, disturbing truths come to light.
Eve Lattimore’s family is like every other on their suburban street, with one exception. Her son Tyler has a rare medical condition that makes him fatally sensitive to light, which means heavy curtains and deadlocked doors protect him during the day and he can never leave the house except at night. For Eve, only constant vigilance stands between an increasingly restless teenage son and the dangers of the outside world.
Ann Brooks never thought shed have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight.
"I don't believe it!"
Tylor Lattimore feiert seinen vierzehnten Geburtstag, aber er weiß nicht, wie sich die Strahlen der Sonne auf seiner Haut anfühlen. Tylor kann nur leben, wenn es dunkel ist, Licht fügt ihm unerträgliche Schmerzen zu. Seine Tage verbringt er in einem geschlossenenZimmer, nur nachts wagt er sich nach draußen. Seine größte Leidenschaft ist seine Kamera, mit der er durch die Dunkelheit streift. Als Amy, ein Mädchen aus der Nachbarschaft, plötzlich spurlos verschwindet, gerät Tylors Leben in Aufruhr.