Reed Shelton's wife, Beck, was always insecure, but lately it's almost as if she's hiding in their home. Reed plans a weekend in the outdoors with the help of survivalists. He and Beck will bond, and she can learn survival skills. But at their first stop they realize they are not alone.

Soon there is no escaping the monster trying to destroy the Sheltons. And when Beck disappears, Reed races frantically to find her—only to end up questioning whom he can trust.

A master of suspense and tales of spiritual warfare, Peretti raises stirring questions about the existence of his "monster" in his first adult novel in six years. The plot whips along at breakneck speed, even as the story achieves depth through characters worth caring about. (Apr., 464 pp., $24.99)
Reviewed by: 
Linda Mae Baldwin