As Summer fades into Autumn over a small Ohio Farm, Will McAllister settles down on his porch with his wife to watch the sunset like they always have. But twenty years of familiarity is shattered as the sky suddenly lights up and a fireball tears across it, disappearing behind the trees at the back of their property.
With an already fragile psyche, Ruby McAllister's anxiety is thrown into overdrive, plunging her into nightmares and a deep depression as Will struggles to pick up the pieces. He wants to believe it's all in her head but everyday day he's pulled deeper into a mystery. No one else seems to have seen the fireball, a neighboring farmer's animals are being stalked, and Ruby's precious goats aren't acting like themselves.
Thinking things couldn't get worse, Will's life crumbles around him as Ruby suddenly makes a startling declaration: she knows what's at the center of it all, and she's agreed to meet with it out by the barn at sunset...
In ORIGINS, Milo Abrams brings the monster from his 2016 hit THE WOODS into the light, weaving a story of unnerving vulnerability and heart-pounding suspense that will leave readers questioning the possibilities of real life beyond the pages of the story.