The protagonist of the novel, she tries to save herself and her children from the creatures she believes lurk in the outdoors.
This character is the sister of the protagonist, and expresses concern about the occurrences on the news before this character's sister does.
This character is one of the protagonist's best friends at the safe house. A former schoolteacher, this character lost a daughter to self-immolation, and is always thinking strategically about the group's best interest.
This character is last member to arrive at the safe house, and the others are divided as to whether to let him in. This character carries a briefcase upon arrival at the safe house.
This character is one of the female members at Riverbridge, who formerly lived next door to the safe house with her husband. She is pregnant when she arrives.
This character is one...
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