by Ann Christy
Emily is alone. Two years after the end of the world, she talks to herself and smashes heads with her favorite sledgehammer. This is not the life she imagined as her eighteenth birthday rolls past.
It’s time for her to look beyond her safe hiding place to the world beyond. The madness of the apocalypse is ending, the dangerous in-betweeners – no longer quite human, but not yet dead – are few and far between. The deaders are going still, senses dulled by time and the elements.
The problem is that there are no people…none.
As Emily weighs the heavy cost of surviving alone, everything changes again. An in-betweener different from any she has seen before arrives and he carries a message. If Emily has the courage to step beyond her gate and the skills to survive a perilous trip in a dead world, she might just have a chance at life…a life with humans…after all.