The book begins with a suicide in the town of Battle Creek - a place where nothing at all ever happens. The townspeople fear that Satan may have something to do with it. The aftermath brings Hannah Dexter and Lacey Champlain together to form an unlikely friendship filled with violence and rebellion.
Sometimes I loved the writing, sometimes I thought the author tried too hard. Sometimes I liked the characters, sometimes I hated them. Sometimes I was bored, sometimes I was totally absorbed in the story.