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John and Juliet Lipton are going camping. At least that was the plan when together with his twin daughters, John drove off in the family SUV. Its the final family outing before Bree and Brenda head off to college, and John is determined to make itMoreJohn and Juliet Lipton are going camping. At least that was the plan when together with his twin daughters, John drove off in the family SUV. Its the final family outing before Bree and Brenda head off to college, and John is determined to make it one they all will remember. What none of them suspect when John heads off the main roads, trusting his impeccable navigation skills to the rarely used back roads, is that where they are heading is somewhere travelers never return from.Forests surround the old gas station John pulls into on a long and winding country road, the mountains closing in and reminding them all that they are a long way from the modern world. As John gets out to pump the gas, having to manually do so with the near ancient looking gas pumps, his family makes the best of an assured safe pit stop, finding out just what sort of people the locals are.Inside the gas station, waiting to pay, Bree finds herself caught up in an increasingly uncomfortable conversation with a young man named Davey. His vernacular and casual manner of talking reminds her of some forgotten mountain country dialect, both putting her at ease and making her on edge. As he continues to use repeated phrases, Brees mind succumbs to desires she didnt suspect she had and soon her fathers SUV isnt the only thing being pumped into.Meanwhile, Brenda and her mother are next door, visiting the old general store, a creepily dusty and overcrowded two story shop which features everything they can never imagine wanting to purchase. While Brenda stays downstairs, meeting none other than Daveys dad, Juliet finds herself looking for groceries upstairs, where Jimmy, Daveys brother offers her some very personal assistance.Unknown to John, by the time hes done filling up the tank in their SUV, all three of the women in his life have fallen quite willingly into the hands of the smooth-talking family running this roadside pit stop, and as soon as he walks in to find his daughter in the lap of Davey, everything changes for John.Where has the Lipton family traveled? The destiny remains a mystery until the very end, but this is a town readers have clamored for from the Kreme, a town where the imagination is more than just fertile and many roads lead in but no roads lead out.Take a trip and meet the locals, in Doncha Know?