“...sometimes you’ve got to be the monster.”
For Sara, a woman who has been on the run from monsters all her life, these are not easy words to speak. Her escape to the quiet life in a city on the Oregon Coast is rattled after she meets teenage sex worker Emmy at a local dive. Old bruises resurface and a fast friendship is formed when Sara decides to help Emmy escape the path she chose, knowing full well the trouble that lies at the edge of their decision. A stranger once helped Sara find a way out, it’s time to return the favor.
Set against an America that has been on a slow burn towards unrest between two divided factions and a government that has failed the people, Sara finds herself searching for freedom not just from the coming downfall, but a past entwined with the very events that started the revolution.
Sara has sheltered herself for years, choosing solitude in a chaotic world. As she throws herself back into the society she turned her back on, her willingness to trust again is put to the test. How far can she go with the search for personal freedom on her own?