A generations-old family curse and a demonic creature are the focus of this genre-defining, supernatural mystery. An unknown monster lurking in the misty pine forests has plagued the Hammands for as long as they can remember, and when Oliver is savagely attacked, his sister acts in desperation to save him from madness or death. The only possible help is Luna Bartendale, a supersensitive detective who soon unravels more to the mystery than anyone thought possible. Uncovering occult items, strange burials and dark family secrets, the shadow of the monster draws ever nearer. They soon realize they must risk everything to discover the chilling truth if they are to survive and prevent the monster from killing again.