When her identical twin dies, seventeen-year-old Willow’s life falls apart. With her parents’ marriage faltering, she finds escape at her Uncle Joe’s cottage. But even as they begin to get to know each other, Willow is plagued with memories of her sister. Then Lucas arrives in her life—troubled, angry, and with a dangerous past. Joe’s cottage is idyllic, but the forest is filled with secrets. What is Joe hiding from her? What events have brought Lucas to her door? And who is the Slaughter Man who steals through Willow’s sleep? As the lines between dreams and reality become blurred, Willow’s torment deepens. It seems as if her only escape lies with the Slaughter Man.