Being sixteen is a difficult enough task in itself, but when Blythe is abducted by a survivalist and locked up in an old abandoned missile silo in Eudora, Kansas, she is faced with a new set of challenges, that she might never be able to overcome.
Her initial thoughts are that of escape, there must be a way out, a way to get clear of this crazy apocalypse pushing man that snatched her young life away from her and dumped an entirely new existence upon her. She soon realises that escape may be impossible and the incredible loneliness and terrifying prospect of a life with Dobbs is suffocating and crushing.
When Blythe thought that life was a difficult as it could ever be she becomes a mother and is faced with the uneviable job of bringing a child up in a world that only exists for three people, a world that is incredibly frightening and tragic, a world where the rest of civilisation has been lost to them forever.
She tries her best to make a life for herself and the boy, feeding him a myth about the world above. The years pass until finally there is an opportunity that she thought would never come, one that leaves her with a choice to survive or escape to freedom.
A book that at every turn leaves you wondering what will happen next, just when you think you have figured it out, you realised you couldn’t have been more wrong. Post apocalyptic terror meets a fight for survival of a different kind.