Resumen Eighteen-year-old Eric has just been released from juvenile detention for murdering his mother and stepfather. Now hes looking for some tenderness--tenderness he finds in befriending and killing young girls. Fifteen-year-old Lori has run away from the home that has been invaded by her mothers boyfriend, and is looking for a place where she can once again feel safe. Emotionally naive but sexually precocious, she is also looking for tenderness--tenderness she finds in Eric. Told from their alternating points of view, this story of a partnership that walks a thin line between salvation and destruction speeds to its fateful conclusion with irresistible force.