To escape their abusive childhood, a group of friends burned down the religious compound where they were raised—ignoring the prophecy that says their worst fears will consume them within five years of the fire. Now, almost five years have passed, and one by one, the teens are turning up dead. They are in a race against time—with their worst fears not far behind.
Thomas Fahy is the author of two horror novels for teens, Sleepless and The Unspoken, and Night Visions, a novel for adults, for which Booklist lauded his "ability to develop characters" and "his substantial descriptive skill." Sleepless is his second young adult novel. He teaches literature at Long Island University (C.W. Post campus) and is editor of the forthcoming book, The Philosophy of Horror. He lives in New York City.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 7, 2009)