Everything is perfect
Meadbury's streets are clean. The people are friendly. Crime is virtually nonexistent.
Everything will always be perfect. As long as Meadbury lives, its people are safe. For Meadbury is alive. It controls the thoughts and actions, the hearts and minds, of all who live there.
Nothing will be perfect again. Nicki Pialosta is not controlled. Nicki has learned the truth about the City that Cares, has seen beneath the smile to the rot.
Meadbury is insane.
Nicki Pialosta must die -- even if the whole city dies with her!
Original title: The Shelter
Genre: Fiction→ Horror→ Mind Control