The year is 2001.
On her way out of work on a frigid October night, two inebriated thugs assault pregnant Ashley Ferguson as she goes to get in her car. She is knocked unconscious and is taken to the field behind the shopping center where 23-year-old Ashley is brutally raped. This horrifying event devastates her emotionally, not only for obvious reasons, but also because it comes in the wake of her husband's tragic death.
Down and out as well as broke, talented abstract painter Ashley is forced to moved back home with her mother. Claire Whittaker, who is retired, does not want the responsibility of having to take care of Ashley's baby. Even though she loves the child dearly, it shouldn't be her job.
Then one day, after peeking in her daughter's diary, Claire is shocked to learn that Ashley is hearing voices, which are telling her to commit suicide with the .22 caliber revolver that she had supposedly bought for protection.
So who will save her? Who will save Ashley from the drugs ...
Adults and Young Adults: Ricky was fifteen and wheelchair bound. He had difficulty remembering a moment in his life when he hadn't been terrified. Vague, shadowy, strangers, apparently wanting to do him harm were always just out of reach. His psychiatrist said it was all in his head. He had to believe it was real - allowing any other interpretation established him as insane. Mostly with the aid of the cook and butler, he set out to prove his belief was correct. His wealthy, distant, though loving adopted father, seemed to be siding with the doctor. Pages from Ricky's diary are interspersed with the story. Danger, excitement, terror and dread provide the canvas on which this portrait of a bright, creative, struggling young man must play out.
Monsters do exist. They really do. They are not a fairy tale.
Ten-year-old Billy Hall met a monster in his own seemingly peaceful neighborhood in Hampton, Ohio. Her name was Nancy Sutcliffe; she drove the Good Humor truck. All the kids on the block loved her, as did their parents. That is until one day when Nancy would do the unthinkable, harm a child. Harm Billy.
This would set the stage for warfare a showdown between Billy's mother and the Good Humor employee. Someone was going to die.