Don't mess with the creepy new girl
Ryan Devlin, a predator with a past, has been forced to take a job as a handyman at an exclusive private school, Crossley College. He's losing his battle to suppress his growing fascination with a new girl who seems to have a strange effect on the children around her.
Tara Marais fills her empty days by volunteering at Crossley's library. Tara is desperate, but unable, to have a baby of her own, so she makes Reborns - eerily lifelike newborn dolls. She's delighted when she receives a commission from the mysterious 'Vader Batiss', but horrified when she sees the photograph of the baby she's been asked to create. Still, she agrees to Batiss's strange contract, unaware of the consequences if she fails to deliver the doll on time.
Both Tara and Ryan are being drawn into a terrifying scheme - one that will have an impact on every pupil at Crossley College...
Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg met in a pub while bunking a crime
seminar and, as one does at pubs, discovered a mutual interest in
horror. Sarah, a crime novelist and screenwriter, was a die-hard zombie
fanatic; Louis, a literary writer, editor and recovering bookseller,
studied vampire and apocalyptic fiction. Rejecting their initial
for a vampire-vs-zombie faceoff, they decided to write the first
mainstream South African horror novel together and S.L. Grey was born.