A vanished loved one.
An ancient evil.
And only one woman knows the two are connected.
The body count is rising in Cicatrice, Louisiana, though no one can see it–no corpses litter the cobblestone streets as citizen after citizen goes missing.
But Chloe Anderson can feel the wrong in the town, a malicious presence that raises the hairs on her neck. But then, Chloe’s always felt things other people couldn’t. And when her fiancé, Victor, vanishes along with his teenage daughter, her intuition expands into terrifying visions that haunt her waking hours.
Who is the mutilated girl that stalks her from the shadows and vanishes when Chloe tries to speak to her? And are the voices trying to help her, or do they intend to make her disappear like Victor?
Chloe must look deep within herself, summoning the power she’s tamped down since childhood, because the thing that took Victor is an old, vicious darkness, far more ancient than the atrocities that once bloodied the earth of these white-washed plantations.
And if Chloe cannot defeat this evil, not only will she never see her beloved Victor again, but not one single resident will escape Cicatrice alive.
For fans of Stephen King, Nick Cutter, and Thomas Heuvelt, this breathtaking supernatural thriller is a masterfully crafted novel about what horrors might exist on the other side–whether we believe they are there or not.