Then one evening there's a knock on the door and a mysterious man in a suit tells Darryl he's just inherited the entire fortune of his employer.
The two are quickly whisked away into a life of luxury, peace, and pleasures they never imagined, and as Darryl gets more and more involved with the company in which he now owns a large share, Eugene stumbles upon a shocking discovery: a teenage girl, locked away in a secret room in his and Darryl's new mansion.
And the story of how she got there uncovers a horrible truth about what the world has become.
What Thing Had Escaped is a dystopian serial novel in five parts.
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