This book is a sequel to The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Gabry lives by the sea in a lighthouse with her mother, Mary, in Vista. It is Mary’s job to kill the Mudo (zombies) as they wash up on the beach. Gabry has lived a secure, safe life in Vista behind the Barrier that keeps the unconsecrated out of their town. One night Gabry, her best friend, Cira and Cira’s brother, Catcher join other teens beyond the Barrier in the abandoned amusement park for a night of thrills and wreckless abandonment. Never one to break the rules, an apprehensive Gabry begins to relax with encouragement from Catcher. The chemistry between Catcher and Gabry builds when suddenly a breaker (a Mudo that moves with speed) attacks the group, and their young lives change forever. Gabry makes it back over the barrier unharmed and unnoticed but others from her party aren’t so lucky. Some are captured by the Militia. Some are attacked and bitten by the breaker, while others’ fate is unknown. Now Gabry must break all the rules to help her friends, including a journey through the forest of hands and teeth to keep them safe.