Desperate insomniac Ryder Ashling will do anything to get some sleep, including swallow a mysterious elixir that bafflingly shows up in his house. Now, he must have more. Following clues, he travels to the isolated town of Marble Woods in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the birthplace of a mysterious tonic made from the roots of the Summoner of Sleep plant. His purpose: to track down the botanist who created the tonic that promises to give Ryder a peaceful night’s sleep.
The townspeople of Marble Woods are the closest thing Ryder has to unlocking the tonic’s ingredients, but the town isn’t what it seems, and Ryder soon learns his former neighbor is one step ahead of him in the hunt. But more importantly, Ryder learns the tonic isn’t the answer he’s been searching for. Its side effects are monstrous and unpredictable.
As Ryder is hit with two pieces of shocking news—one with serious metamorphic consequences and one that will shatter his identity—he must fight to stop the tonic’s distribution before its disastrous results spread to other towns.
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