Shortlisted for MHC’s Readers Retreat 2023. One October morning, Laina gets the news that her brother has been shot and killed by Boston cops. But what looks like a case of police brutality soon reveals something much stranger. Monsters are real. And they want everyone to know it. “In the first of a series, the monsters who have always lived among us emerge, endangered by prejudice, doubt, and at least one deadly, ancient cult… This is a deeply human story, beautifully and compellingly told.” – Kirkus Reviews