Wen and her dads are vacationing at a remote cabin in northern New Hampshire when a group of four strangers arrives. They carry homemade weapons and insist that Wen and her parents have been prophesied to help them save the world from the coming apocalypse.
Stories about home invasion always make my skin crawl, and this one is no different. You’re as tense and frightened and uncertain as the protagonists, which always makes for the best scary stories. Later on, when you’re finally in the heads of the invaders, it’s even creepier.
For a Halloween read packed with some shocking violence, surprising humor, an eerie open ending, and a compulsively readable style, give this one a try!