Leonard, The Glister's 15-year-old narrator, lives in the decaying coastal community of Innertown. Every year or so, a boy from Leonard's school disappears, vanishing into the wasteland of the old chemical plant. Nobody knows where these boys go or whether they are alive or dead, and without evidence to the contrary, the authorities claim they are simply runaways.
"I can honestly say that this is the first book...."
Michael Gardiner has lived in Coldhaven all his life, yet he still feels like an outsider. When Moira Birnie, convinced that her abusive husband is the devil, kills herself and her two young sons but spares her 14-year-old daughter, Hazel, Michael uneasily recalls his past connections to Moira. As teenagers, Michael and Moira had a brief romance; more troubling, Michael was responsible for the death of Moira's brother, the town bully. In the wake of the tragedy, Michael becomes obsessed with Hazel....
"the Dark Woods of Scotland"
Hoch oben im Norden, wo im Sommer das weiße Licht alle Konturen verwischt, ertrinken auf rätselhafte Weise junge Männer. Hat, wie es die Sage behauptet, die rotgewandete Waldfee Huldra ihre Hand im Spiel? Gelingt der stillen Liv die Lösung des Rätsels, oder verliert auch sie sich in einer Zwischenwelt aus Phantasie und Realität.