“You wake and remember why he haunts you.
Blood washes off in the shower. You cry and never feel clean.”
Lillian Bryan goes to the office each morning and tries to ignore her co-workers’ stares, and her boss’ suspicions. She wants to believe that the battles she fights each night aren’t real, that it’s all a vivid dream. Lily tries to pretend that the nightmare will end; that she’ll stop waking up stiff and sore and bloody, haunted by the memory of those dying all around her. Haunted even more by how quickly she heals, and that she can’t seem to die.
The truth is she’s starting to forget living a life without fear and pain, or without ghosts staring in silent reproach. What’s happening to her is real, and Lily can’t break free of the nightmare.
Not without help.