There are no words for it. Ecstasy is laughably inadequate, as are rapture, euphoria, bliss.... Ugly, harsh syllables that come nowhere near capturing the merest fraction of what he feels. The experience is primal and transcendent, like birth, like death.
Hoping to regain a sense of normal family life, Scott Raymond follows his estranged wife and son to Ash Creek, Ohio under the pretense of writing a new book about a missing six-year-old girl. There, he encounters a young woman who shares the missing girl's name. She leads Scott into a world of psychotropic spiders, shark-toothed teenagers and the expression of nearly every dark desire. Fear and fascination lay equal claim as the fantasies of this realm bleed into Scott's daily life before the nightmare that bloodied his childhood will reach out to ensnare his own son.
"[Tim Waggoner] plumbs the Barkered darkness with a visceral intensity that will leave you puking and grinning. The plot is compelling, intricately weaving into itself like a mobius noose, drawing the reader inwards hard against the fisted break-knot" -- Cemetery Dance
"A well-written, fast-paced, horrifically gory novel...incredibly unique." --The Horror Channel
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I happen to live in the same area that Tim Waggoner writes so hauntingly about--and trust me, I will never look at the park we had my daughter's 2nd birthday in the same way, especially the Wizard of Oz swingset! But seriously, this book is amazing! Mr. Waggoner has demonstrated that he is able to blend fact with fiction and tie them together to make a "tight" story that is not only close-to-home, but one that draws the reader in so closely that you can feel the webbing that separates the darkness from the light! The story unfolds at a nice even pace (no rush to ending!) and the author balances gore and naughtiness in a masterly fashion. Read this book, you will not be disappointed!
This book is awesome! It took me 2 days to read it because it kept my attention the whole way through. This is a must read for any horror fan. Just might be one of the most disturbing horror books ever written.