Successful young business owner, Carlyn "Carly" Jensen has always known that Waukensee, West Virginia is different. There are things lurking here... dangerous things that don't exist in other communities. Townsfolk have occasionally seen them throughout the decades, even reported them to the authorities, only to be subsequently ridiculed and have their stories conveniently dismissed or covered up. That's because the powers-that-be don't know how to deal with such creatures. To admit their existence acknowledges a problem that they don't want to have to contend with.
These anomalies are the "elephant in the room" for every Waukensian; beasts mostly thought of as myth everywhere else. Locals talk about them, but only in hushed, fearful voices among close friends whom you can trust to not think you're crazy... simply because you know that they've seen the strangeness too. Werewolves, vampires, moth-men, lizard-men and even the legendary Sasquatch are just a few of the oddities reported to occasionally prowl the outskirts of this town when the sun drops below the horizon. The residents here follow quietly spoken rules of their own making: if you go out after dark, don't travel alone. Stay to well-lit, public venues. If you stray off on your own... you might not make it home.
It's been quiet here for some time, but now, after unexpectedly coming face to face with death, Carlyn thinks she might know why such creatures occasionally come to lurk here. Armed with information her grandfather told her years ago, she's determined to find out the answer. Join Carly, her brother Cody, and their friends as they unveil secrets of their own while they attempt to unravel the mystery behind a string of violent murders and determine if the killer is merely one of their own... or one of the oft-whispered-of creatures that prowl the Waukensee outskirts after sundown.
Recommended for mature readers. Contains: Adult language, sexual situations and graphic violence.