All Morgan Fischer wants is to graduate high school and escape small-town Colby, Pennsylvania. Since the death of his mother, childhood friends have become his tormentors, and his father has become an absent and neglectful alcoholic. When lack of food forces Morgan to earn money, he develops a friendship with the new residents in town, Ava and Jonathan. They give Morgan the loving attention and guidance he doesn't receive at home. As their bond deepens, he learns the older siblings have a dark secret. And because of his love for them, it's a secret he promises to keep.
During the summer, a series of murders have rattled the small town. The arrival of a mysterious stranger from Ava and Jonathan's past threatens danger. When the threat becomes too great, Morgan must alter his plans for the future and confront his fears. Thrust into a world of deception and murder, can Morgan summon the courage to survive?
Christopher Renna currently resides in Dallas, TX with his spouse, two young children, and seven rescue dogs. At the moment, he's hard at work on the follow-up novel BEFORE THE SUN RISES, set for release in August.
Setting the scene and introducing the main character, Morgan.
Morgan Fischer purposely bit his lip, so he could taste the blood. It hurt like hell, but the jolt of pain calmed him. He exhaled as if the force of air had the power to scatter his anxieties far away from Colby, Pennsylvania. When the tightness in his chest faded and the thump of his heart softened, he touched his lip and admired the blood's dark red color. Then he sucked his fingertip clean and returned to his bedroom from the kitchen.