A group of students are being evacuated to safety at The Retreat when their coach crashes, trapping them inside without food or water while a snowstorm rages and temperatures plummet. Elsewhere, a sudden power outage leaves another group similarly stranded in a cable car suspended high above the ground. Meanwhile, the group of people residing at The Retreat are facing their own perils. Supplies are dwindling, the power supply is unreliable, and everyone is on edge due to suspicious activities that have recently come to light.
The hazards each group faces are different, but they have a few things in common:
All are determined to survive.
None can call for help.
Their greatest fear, above all else, is exposure to the deadly virus that sometimes culminates in something far worse than death itself.
Angela Powell’s quiet, routine life is shattered when two women come forward with accusations, resulting in the arrest of her husband for crimes he swears he didn’t commit. She believes in his proclaimed innocence, but is terrified that the police investigation will reveal things about her own past that Angela is desperate to keep secret for the sake of their son, Spencer—but secrets can’t be hidden forever.
Helen and Nate abandoned their city lives for rural Vermont, where they will build their dream home on their new property, amidst the woods and the nearby bog. Helen, formerly a history teacher, is intrigued when learns about Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there nearly a century ago. Hattie’s tragic story becomes merged with the house when Helen used materials related to Hattie (such as a wooden beam made from the oak tree where she was hanged) to decorate the interior of the house she’s building, unwittingly inviting Hattie in. Hattie wants something from Helen, and she can’t rest until she gets it.
What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?
Andrea Cooper is celebrating her birthday at a restaurant with her mother, Laura, when a gunman enters and starts shooting people. Andrea is shocked when Laura confronts the gunman and ends the conflict. Full of questions her mother refuses to answer and followed quickly by another shocking event, Andrea finds herself on the run at Laura’s urgent request. Now she’s on a quest to uncover her mother’s secrets… completely unaware of how dangerous those secrets may be.
A thousand dead starlings fell from the sky in Mt. Oanoke, Pennsylvania, but it wasn’t long before an more disturbing event rocked the small town. Lucia, a high school student, claims to be having an affair with popular teacher/baseball coach Nate Winters, outraging the town. When she disappears, everyone suspects Nate except his colleague, Bridget Harris, who will stop at nothing to discover the truth.