Costa Award winner and Guardian Prize winning author, Patrick Ness delivers an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss. The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn?t the monster Conor?s been expecting. He?s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he?s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming? This monster is something different though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.