These is Dan on his first day at the college prep program meeting new friends. Their names are Abby and Jordan.
Most of the conflict were between him and his friends. Later on the story it become man vs super natural.
Dan and his friends start to find out that there is more then the eye can see about their dorm. When Dan's roommate tells him about the hidden basement.
Things grow more tense after a boy is killed at the university and Dan discovers that there was once a killer named "The Sculptor" that attended the hospital. The book's events culminate with Dan discovering that the ghost of The Sculptor is inhabiting his roommate Felix, forcing Dan to successfully fend off the killer's spirit.
Jordan reveals that his parents, who do not accept his sexuality, might kick him out. Dan, whose adoptive parents are kind and open minded, invites Jordan to come live with him with the hopes that the trio will remain close for years to come.
Abby goes on to find him aunt that went to the asylum. To see if she can find out more about the place.