Jonny’s nightmares have returned for the first time since therapy. He hoped never to relive his past, especially after the luck which delivered him from that hellhole. It had been roughly two decades since he landed on his grandparents’ stoop, barely alive. Now he has a son, Jacob, no wife, and a close-knit family to provide for with his floundering repair shop, but it is his, and he is content. He never talked about his past and hoped never to be forced, but all that’s changed since Cheyenne arrived.
Cheyenne has her own trouble, only her trouble is everyone else’s danger. She can’t remember a time free of it. It has relished in parading its kills in front of her like trophies, especially the children. And now it seems to have taken a keen interest in Jonny . . . and his son; she doesn’t know why, but it might be a clue to rid herself of this creature once and for all. But how does she gather information without endangering them?
Fate keeps pulling Cheyenne and Jonny closer than either is comfortable as they race to discover one another's secrets. Jonny goes to desperate lengths to insulate his family from Cheyenne and her companion, even taking her to his childhood prison. Cheyenne goes to equally desperate lengths to ensure their safety, even if it means her own demise. All the while, Cheyenne’s shadowy parasite licks its lips, savoring its next meal.
If you are looking for a new author that keeps you flipping the pages, this is the author you want on your bookshelf. Ardnas uniquely places you inside intense scenes as characters traverse past and present evils. The storyline has a great pace which ramps up towards the end. This is an amazing paranormal/suspense/thriller I highly recommend.