This is an incredible thriller from beginning to end! The author set up the suspense right away when Ashley (who left California for Florida to recover from sexual assault) rents a beach house that is in dire need of repair and reeks with a powerful stench that her mother says smells like a decaying body. From there, Ash is stalked and annoyed by an admiring teen. She finds a hidden room in the beach bungalow that the landlady doesn't seem to know about. Every day something happens to add to the mayhem, until the whole situation literally explodes with atrocities. This is a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, but it will also tear at your heart.