A successful novelist, Ray Winston is proud to be known as the "Master of Fright." He sees himself as a "dealer" who supplies readers with their drug of choice-sheer terror. And Ray truly understands what makes people cringe at sudden bumps in the night and dread looking under their beds or in their closets. Horror, after all, is his game.
Ray is also proud of having overcome years of drug dependency, though his own drug of choice is cocaine. Ray, however, now has writer's block, the deadline for his next novel is fast approaching, his agent and publisher are becoming increasingly impatient, and Ray is feeling pressured. He is desperate for inspiration.
When Ray and his family move to a farm in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, he believes his creative muse will surely be inspired in such a halcyon setting, far from the rat-race of city life. And Ray does find inspiration, but he also discovers that while he might be a master when it comes to telling a frightening story, he really has no understanding of horror at all-at least not "real" horror.
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This book is a real page-turner from beginning to end. It resurrects some of the main characters from "The Dark Woods" and answers the questions the first novel left unanswered, though they were left unanswered for a reason. The sheriff of the town, Randal Hayes, and the hunter, Byron Wilkes, are fantastic characters, and you find yourself rooting for them in their quest to discover exactly what it is that lurks in the woods behind the farm where tragedy tends to keep recurring. When I started the novel, I immediately found myself "hooked" and couldn't put it down until I had finished it. My advice, though, is not to read it at night when you are alone. You will keep jumping at noises and checking the locks on the doors and windows. I certainly did.