Creepy living dead things live in the murky underground in the small town of Gentry where children are taken and sacrificed to keep the town flourishing... not that the towns people will admit it.
This was a great book, and the fact that its the autors first book is amazing.
Mackie loves his family and friends, but its becoming more difficult to live near those that are close to him because he belongs below, Mackie is a replacement. Left in the crib of the family's true son. Mackie begins to question the towns secrets and when a friends sister is taken and the replacement left in her crib has died, he is drawn to his home underground.