The Red Church

The Red Church

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by Scott Nicholson
     
 

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A supernatural thriller set in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. A boy’s faith is tested when his mother joins the congregation of a haunted church. See more details below

Overview

A supernatural thriller set in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. A boy’s faith is tested when his mother joins the congregation of a haunted church.

Editorial Reviews

author blurb - Stewart O'Nan
"Readers will sense echoes of Stephen King's classic Castle Rock tales in the Red Church, but there's a tasty strain of Lovecraft here, too. Scott Nicholson knows the territory. Follow him at your own risk."
author blurb - Jonathan Maberry
"Always surprises and always entertains."
Author - Jonathan Maberry
"Scott Nicholson is the kind of writer who always surprises and always entertains."
Author - Stewart O'Nan
"In the Carolina mountain town of Whispering Pines there are locals, there are flatlanders, and then there's something else altogether. As the blood runs and the bodies pile up, readers will sense echoes of Stephen King's classic Castle Rock tales in The Red Church, but there's a tasty strain of Lovecraft here, too. Scott Nicholson knows the territory. Follow him at your own risk."
Author - Christopher Ransom
"Scott Nicholson understands that the best horror novels achieve primal fear through a combination of sustained atmosphere, richly drawn characters, and believable if uncanny evils that draw unholy power from everyday lives. The Red Church is a damn scary story well told."
Author - Sharyn McCrumb
"In a literary and a geographic sense, Scott Nicholson explores the dark legends of the southern end of the Appalachian mountain chain, a nightmare country that ends in Stephen King's yard. A wonderful storyteller, he is at the top of his game in The Red Church."
Author - Bentley Little
"Scott Nicholson is a terrific writer. Like Stephen King, he has an eye and ear for the rhythms of rural America, and like King he knows how to summon serious scares. My advice? Buy everything he writes. This guy's the real deal."
author blurb - J. A. Konrath
"Better hang onto your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786015030
Publisher:
Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.99(d)

Meet the Author

Scott Nicholson is the author of seven novels, including THE SKULL RING and THEY HUNGER, as well as three story collections. He often uses Appalachian folk legends and faith themes in his work. He's also a journalist and freelance editor and founder of the small press, Haunted Computer Books. Nicholson also writes comic books, including DIRT and DREAMBOAT. His Web site is www.hauntedcomputer.com. or visit him at Author Central on Amazon.

Read an Excerpt

Dark.
So black that Ronnie couldn’t see his hand in front of his face.
He was in a box, a coffin, with nothing but the hard thud of his heart to mark the passing of time.
“I’m scared,” Tim whispered.
“Shh” Ronnie said. “They’ll hear us.”
Though they already knew the two of them were locked in the vestry. It wasn’t as though there were a whole lot of places to hide inside the red church.
Ronnie finally opened his eyes. The weak gleam of moon fought through a small window set high in the back wall. He could barely make out Tim’s pale face, though his eyes and mouth were steeped in shadows. He pressed his ear to the door again.
She has out there.
Waiting.
Wanting.

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