Micheline Helsing takes on more than she can handle; a mistake costs her. As a result, soulchains threaten her life, along with the well-being of her friends. She has seven days to find a solution, yet she knows she must break the rules she’s lived by since she can remember. Running from her father and the company she’ll one day inherit, she doesn’t hesitate to place herself in the sights of the most powerful entity she’s ever encountered.
It’s not every day a ten-year-old child tries to hire John Persons, especially when the job involves the killing of said child’s stepfather. Abusive, with a monster living inside his flesh, the target proves to be more formidable than first expected. But the hunt is on, and John, being a monster himself, is determined to stop the man. Him, and the spread of sickness that buries itself deep.
Cassie Larchmont’s summer is just beginning, and when her friends finally arrive at Lake Solaria to begin their vacation, everything seems perfect. They’ve even made a new friend: Nicole Morgan, a girl that’s eager to share a secret. There’s a hidden toy-room in an old house, one that has dolls, paints and puzzles; everything to keep little girls busy. But it’s not what it seems, and Nicole isn’t too happy about sharing Cassie’s friendship with Diane and Lisa.