*Cover by the always amazing TheHalf-Light!!!!!* It’s the summer after eighth grade, and cousins Emma and Ronnie are stuck living with Ronnie’s mom, as they have for as long as they can remember. Alley, as they call her, is a rich from her successful job as a lawyer, and treats the girls horribly, forcing them to do ridiculous chores for her and their neighbors in a heavily wooded neighborhood in Castle Rock, Colorado. Despite her cruelty, something seems to hold her back from being truly evil to the girls. One day, when the girls are strolling through town, they come across an advertisement for the perfect home. Filled with bliss and freedom, it looks like a dream come true compared to Emma and Ronnie’s current situation. The flyer states that a train will come to get anyone willing to come, so the girls run away from the home they've always known in search of something better. Life is perfect, for once, but suddenly, the truth is revealed about a huge secret and it changes Emma and Ronnie’s lives forever.