A man must confront a terrifying evil in this captivating horror novel that's "as much F. Scott Fitzgerald as Dean Koontz."*
Haunted by memories of the Great War, failed academic Frank Nichols and his wife have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family's old estate-the Savoyard Plantation-and the horrors that occurred there. At first their new life seems to be everything they wanted. But under the facade of summer socials and small-town charm, there is an unspoken dread that the townsfolk have lived with for generations. A presence that demands sacrifice.
It comes from the shadowy woods across the river, where the ruins of the Savoyard Plantation still stand. Where a long-smoldering debt of blood has never been forgotten.
Where it has been waiting for Frank Nichols....
THE MOVERS CAME not at the hottest part of the day, but about an hour after that, when the heat had built up so that it stood under the eaves and porches and made the moisture in the ground steam unde...
Christopher Buehlman is a novelist, screenwriter and comedian from St. Petersburg, Florida. His first novel, Those Across the River, was a finalist for best novel at the 2012 World Fantasy Awards and was recently named one of NPR's 100 Favorite Horror Stories. His fourth novel, The Lesser Dead, was the RUSA Reading List selection for best horror novel in 2015 and was a Shirley Jackson Award finalist. His poem "Wanton" won the coveted Bridport Prize for poetry in 2007. He is the author of the segment "The Man in the Suitcase" for Shudder's 2019 reboot of Creepshow. He spends most of the year touring with his acrobat wife, his one-eyed dog and his black cat, Jane Mansfield, who is trained in ninjutsu.
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