A commune hidden from the world. A terrible event. A lifetime of secrets to uncover.I've been trapped here for days. What if I die here? I decided to write down my story so that one day, when I'm discovered, they will know who I was and why I was here.Arty has always lived in the Clearing, a small settlement in the forests of south India.But their happy life, hidden from the rest of the world, is shattered after a terrible event. For the first time in her sixteen years, Arty must leave the only place she's ever known, and head into the outside world she fears, but is also slightly intrigued by.Her only goal is to get help from a woman called Tania, who used to live in the forest, and an uncle she knows is out there, somewhere.As she embarks on the terrifying journey, stalked by a strange new enemy she can't fathom, Arty soon realises that not everyone is to be trusted.Everything is changing too fast for this girl who came out of the woods... could she be running into a trap?