Toby shined the
flashlight around, making sure they were alone, before settling the beam onto
some cave drawings that covered a large portion of the enclosure’s slick, shiny
limestone. Rachel scanned her eyes over the fading symbols and figures. This
wasn’t the first time she’d seen representations like these. They decorated
many of the old tapestries, drums, and tools in Dyami Askuwheteau’s relic shop,
so she recognized the style as being Umatilla, but that was all she was able to
Toby held her
gaze, a palpable tension between them. He had nice eyes, holly green with a bit
of a sparkle. She’d noticed them the day they’d met, when he’d saved her box of
belongings. With his chest pressed up against her back, she could feel his
heart starting to thump a little faster. Hers was doing the same. Rachel knew
they had more pressing issues to deal with, but she was enjoying their little
moment. He leaned in closer to kiss her. She leaned back into him.
About The Book
Then his best friend, Nate, wakes up covered in blood in the reservation woods, with no recollection of whose blood it is or where it came from. When even more brutal attacks follow, Toby can’t help but wonder if one of the fables he was told as a child might be true. With the help of Rachel, a determined Native American girl who has moved off the reservation and into the house next door, he begins searching for an explanation for the recent carnage. He also develops feelings for his new neighbor, which are put to the test when he and Rachel discover that her uncle may be responsible for the emergence of a legendary monster that does in fact exist.
To make matters worse, there’s evidence that Nate was turned by the beast, and that he has every intention of holding onto his extraordinary new creature capabilities no matter the cost. In order to save Silver Falls from a true scary story, Toby will have to face off against forces he doesn’t fully understand – and his closest friend.