"The darkness would have scared me years ago, but not anymore – if you couldn’t see it, then you didn’t know it was there to be afraid of." Fatum, Trisha Burgess Leaver and Lindsay Currie
A year after a solar storm plunges the world into total darkness, seventeen-year-old Jake Holloway finds himself holed up in an abandoned, cold-war missile silo with two of his high school friends. Stranded with nothing more than the clothes on their backs, they are fighting for survival against a humanity that has turned on itself.
Desperate for supplies, they are forced to go topside. Their plan simple . . . slip in to the surrounding silos undetected and take only what they need. But their moral code of not taking from the living comes crashing down when they find the unthinkable – a girl, bloodied and bruised, huddled into the corner and refusing to speak or move. Haunted by her broken frame and vacant eyes, Jake can’t leave her behind.
It isn’t long before Meredith’s presence triggers a series of unexplainable attacks, turning their underground haven into nothing more than a steel trap. What starts off as a few missing articles of clothing and personal items quickly escalates into a deadly game of cat and mouse . . . with the endgame nearly costing them their lives.