When Lily Henshaw took a ride home with her friends Kris, Eric, and Mia after an evening of celebration, she had no idea her life was going to change forever. Two men in a pickup truck stalk the group on the road, initiating a game of violence and murder in which Kris, Eric, and Mia lose their lives. Haunted by the memory of the incident, Lily begins to notice strange happenings in her life. As she digs deeper, she realizes there’s something otherworldly behind the incidents. Cooper’s tendency to get tangled up in his own verbiage hamper the flow of the story sometimes. But otherwise, the plot moves along at a fairly fast clip. Lily, with her vulnerability yet determination, makes for a relatable heroine. Burt’s character only becomes more endearing as the story goes on, and he has this steadiness about him that makes readers root for him. While dealing with complex topics like trauma, violence, death, and resilience of human spirit in the face of extremities, Cooper balances the darkness with Lily and Burt’s cozy friendship— a kinship forged from their shared trauma, curiosity, courage, and loyalty. Questions of life, morality, and what it means to be truly human permeate the narrative, giving it depth and substance. A gritty supernatural thriller.