Prudence Penderhaus had spent a lifetime waiting for something major to happen. Dreaming of being the hero of her own story. When a devastating diagnosis granted her the courage to do something legendary, she never expected the fallout to come.
With Halloween long over and winter not far ahead, the town of Flintlock is blanketed in dreary, foreboding skies, and with it an eerie aura Prudence had never sensed in her sleepy town.
Rumors and speculation have begun to buzz around town about the poor boy in the spook house and his little dead brother. While Prudence tries to shield Cassius Shooster from the town, and the world at large, it seems rumors are the least of their worries.