“It’s clever, heartfelt, and get-under-your-skin unnerving without
succumbing to any of the more predictable exorcism story tropes
— things happen in this book that you will not expect.” —Fangoria
“Sharply written...Hendrix has made strong progress as a novelist, and
this book makes a convincing case for his powers as a sharp observer
of human behavior, filtered through a fun genre conceit that doesn’t
skimp on the spooky—or the bodily fluids.”—The A.V. Club
“Readers who thought Heathers wasn’t quite bleak enough will find
this darkly humorous horror tale…totally awesome.”—Booklist,
An unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist that blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.
The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?