By John McCarty
When Julie Hauser came to Massachusetts, she wanted to start life anew after the death of her son. Now, in a desperate bid to be reunited with him, Julie must ally herself to a dreaded force long absent from the world, while confronting the savage thirst of a vicious killer stalking the countryside.
Recommended by the Horror Writers of America for a Bram Stoker Award as Best First Novel of 1990.
“John McCarty is going to make you start sleeping with the light on again!” — Ed Gorman, author of the “Sam McCain” series
“McCarty’s compulsive page-turner is a big screen movie waiting to happen, and I should know; in my career I’ve sold some of the biggest to Hollywood.” — Scott E. Schwimer, Entertainment Attorney at Law for authors Nicholas Sparks, Brad Thor, and many more.
“A tense, fast-paced scorcher of a horror tale that blistered my fingers turning the pages…a terrific read!” — Joseph A. Citro, author of Shadowchild, Guardian Angels, The Unseen, Dark Twilight.
“Sparely and slickly written and snappily paced. If you’re into demons, you’ll like this just fine.” — Times-Union (Albany, New York)
“Violent, erotic, Lovecraftian and offbeat. Recommended.” — AFRAID Magazine
“***!” — Fantasy Tales
“An entertaining, chilling saga …well conceived and executed…[with] realistic characters [and] a fitting and very violent climax that will leave the reader satisfied and surprised.” — 2AM Magazine
“A deft blend of crime novel, occult thriller, and unspeakable Lovecraftian horror. An impressive debut.” — Stanley Wiater, author of Dark Visions and Dark Dreamers: Conversations with the Masters of Horror.