It all started when she witnessed a car crash. A brutal smash which left a gorgeous young rock star dead. A devastating incident for Alice, but one which caused strange memories of childhood to flood back. Suddenly she could recall a sinister old house, a dead child in the woods and an other-worldly power lurking in the darkness.
In an instant, the world goes dark. Power grids fail, planes fall from the sky, and America is thrown into chaos. Lucy Goodwin, an emergency room nurse, is anxious to get home to Virginia when her life is turned upside down by the mysterious blackout. Trapped in Washington, D.C., and lucky to be alive after her train crashes, she realizes her journey home is only getting started. Lucy befriends a young girl orphaned by the disaster, and together, they must face down humanity’s capacity for darkness if they are to survive the opening days of America’s new reality.