Synopsis: Marybelle Lane would never say she’d had a perfect life. Nightmares haunted her nearly every night. Things she couldn’t explain kept happening. And just when she thought things couldn’t get worse, her dad died right in front of her, seemingly murdered by a nightmare turned real. But mercifully, the nightmares ceased.
Or did they?
Only a year after her torments ended, the nightmares have returned. Marybelle knows they are real, though no one believes her. She fears the night, knowing that if she falls asleep, she’ll be haunted by a world of dust where a trio of girls sing a rhyme she can’t decipher, by shadows that move…
…and by the decayed voice of a little boy she is beginning to know all too well…David.
We discover Marybelle, this girl breaks our heart at the beginning of the novel. Every night she finds herself facing the most terrible nightmares and whatever she does, doesn’t change that fact. This is not something new for her, it had happened before, but it had stopped a year ago with the death of her father. A father murdered by one of her nightmares become reality. But while they’re back now, something is still different. In fact, they now seem to materialize in real life and bully her physically and morally. It is quite sad to see our young heroine going through all this alone, because of course, she doesn’t trust anyone for fear of being called crazy. But if only it was all … But since her former stay at the psychiatric hospital, she is not accepted at her school and everyone treats her like she is nothing. Liam and his girlfriend love to target her and make her live a hard time whenever they can. While she could relax and forget all this life, her mother has found a new boyfriend she hates deeply.