Some kids say Mason Avrett is slow. What they don't know is that he also has a terrifying power that he's just beginning to understand. But that's not his worst problem: Mason lives with a sadist. His older brother, Gene, doles out punishments so brutal that all Mason can do is cover his head for the beating and try to forget the horrific things he's seen.|
Rene Denton, one of Mason's only friends, knows that Gene is evil, but she doesn't know how evil until the terrible night she becomes a victim of Gene's cruelty. Suddenly Mason's poweróraging beyond his controlóbecomes the only thing that might just be as frightening as Gene.
Horror, revenge, and the twisted images born of a lifetime of pain are woven into a masterful tale of suspense and redemption.