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In a northernmost corner of Vermont, almost on the Canadian border, a bizarre and bloody occurrence shakes the rural community of Cedar Ridge when a nine year-old girl goes missing. Wolves, the locals are sure, though officials assert that wolves doMoreIn a northernmost corner of Vermont, almost on the Canadian border, a bizarre and bloody occurrence shakes the rural community of Cedar Ridge when a nine year-old girl goes missing. Wolves, the locals are sure, though officials assert that wolves do not inhabit that part of the state. But what other explanation? One minute a little girl was skating on the town green, flooded in winter for the kids, the next she was gone, and the makeshift rink was glossy with what an AP correspondent described as, A bloody sheen. Theres something wrong in Cedar Ridge, thats for sure, but its got nothing to do with wolves. Phillip Caldwell and Jack Haines have Emily in common. Shes Phils wife and Jacks sister. Problem is she isnt Emily anymore. Shes an Eater, as Phil has come to call them, and she wants her son. Phil would never have believed it. Mothers dont just wake up one day and want to eat their young. But Emily was not her old self anymore. On an ill-fated camping trip, the family was ripped from sleep, and Phil looked on helplessly as his wife was savagely attacked. He had all he could do to snatch up his son, flee the tent and lock the boy in the family Jeep, to return a moment later to find Emily sitting up in her sleeping bag, naked, but otherwise looking just fine. A bit dazed, but actually looking better than ever. Haines and Caldwell unite in a desperate attempt to outrun the spreading plague. Eaters is a relentless chase with Phillip and his son as the prey. Its a horror story, yes, but it is also a taut thriller and a fun ride that gives fresh meaning to the time honored question, Hey, mom, whats eatin the beav?