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Winter was the only season every Lake-Lander feared…
In a post-apocalyptic America, a community survives in a national park, surrounded by water that keeps the Dead at bay. But when winter comes, there’s nothing to stop them from crossing the ice.
Then homebody Peter puts the camp in danger by naively allowing a stranger to come ashore and he’s forced to leave the community of Wranglestone. Now he must help rancher Cooper, the boy he’s always watched from afar, herd the Dead from their shores before the lake freezes over.
But as love blossoms, a dark discovery reveals the sanctuary’s secret past. One that forces the pair to question everything they’ve ever known.
An action-packed and thought-provoking debut, for fans of Patrick Ness, Marcus Sedgwick, DREAD NATION and The Walking Dead.
235 pages, Kindle Edition
First published February 6, 2020
“But you’re coming?”
“I’ll be right behind you.”
“But you’re coming!”
“I ain’t never gonna leave your side.”
Peter remembered Cooper's kiss. How his hand held the back of his head, his face, his chest and buttocks too. But for some reason the word snowflake broke across Peter's lips like a forbidden secret. He sat for a little while longer, but his head felt heavy. He slumped back into his pillow and felt the irresistible pull of sleep behind his eyes.
He was drifting off when he heard the front door creak open.
Peter sat bolt upright. He glanced at his dad, but nothing had disturbed him. He stared at the gap in the door and told himself it was just the wind. Nothing could get up to the tree house while the rope ladder was drawn up, nothing. Peter whipped the quilt aside and stood up to close the door. But it was too late. Something was already there.