Wentworth is just a small friendly town where the Carver kids bicker over sweets and writer Johnny Marinville is about the only one who minds his own business. On Poplar Street it’s a normal summer day:  lawnmowers humming, frisbees flying and barbecues being readied. But for young Cary Ripton on his paper round, it won’t be a normal day. He notices something weird about the way Audrey Wyler is standing inside the glass door – and there’s always been something creepy about her nephew, Poplar Street’s best kept secret. So he doesn’t see the chrome red van idling up the hill. Soon it will begin to roll, the killing will begin and the regulators will arrive in force. And when night falls, the residents of Poplar Street will find themselves in a wasteland of devastation and despair…