This is the 2nd book in the series of a very surreal premise. Do yourself a favor and read the books in order otherwise it will never make sense. An alien world where men and only men's thoughts are broadcasted. They call it "Noise." Todd & Viola have escaped Haven which was not a Haven for them to go to New Prentisstown where even bigger trouble is awaiting them. The problem for Todd & Viola becomes who do they trust and how far are they willing to go. It'll be a long time waiting for the 3rd book in the series.