Eight-year-old Evan Laine is afraid. He'd lost a finger in a car accident, but now, it is slowly growing back. There are other changes, too. Changes he can't hide from his mom. And dreams. Dreams from which he wakes, screaming.
They are after him - the beautiful redheaded woman and the drooling boy/ man. They want him to change. They are making him change, shaping him into something just like them.
Bonnie Laine knew there was something wrong with her son. She'd seen the skin sloughing off his belly in long, wet sheets. She'd heard his screams in the night. And now, she'd seen them. The followers, hunting her son. They want Evan for something. Something too terrible to imagine.
But Bonnie will do anything to save her son. Even if it means joining forces with a murderous man who may be far more dangerous than the creatures pursuing them.