This was a very short introduction to the Slaughter Creek series. In fact, it is the book's brevity that had me deducting stars from it! It ends on a cliffhanger, but sucked me into the story immediately, leaving me wishing for more at the end of it! I was left with a lot of unanswered questions, but the characters were people that I had grown to care about and wanted to know what happened next. All in all, a very good hook to start the series!