After being trapped inside his own body, unable to communicate with anyone but his own thoughts, Andy Rosetti finally wakes up from the coma that controlled his life for one month. But upon awakening, Andy finds himself and his friends in an unfamiliar setting: a mansion riddled with secret passages and supernatural forces. As his friends fall prey to the entities encompassing them, Andy must figure out if the darkness lies within the mansion’s walls or within the people surrounding him. The Forces Within was originally published separate from the Montgomery Lake High book series. In 2018, it was added to the series because it follows the journey of the Montgomery Lake High characters after book #4. Therefore, it can be read apart from the series without any confusion.