Something’s going on in the sleepy little town of Hickory. A disturbing light shining down by the river…two nasty road accidents, one after the other…then Jack Sanders’ mother is found dead on her living room floor, her face  a mask of unspeakable horror.  And no-one’s seen young Ainslie McGregor since he went off on a dare to meet his best friend in the graveyard.  As communication with the outside world breaks down, Hickory becomes a place to fear.