The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

by Douglas Clegg
The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

by Douglas Clegg



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In The Children's Hour -- from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg -- Joe Gardner discovers that something is terribly wrong with the children in Colony, West Virginia.

"Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills..." -- Tess Gerritsen, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Rizzoli & Isles series.

Innocent though they seem, these kids come out at night -- to hunt.

When Joe returns with his wife and two young children to the seemingly peaceful mountain town of Colony, West Virginia, he doesn't expect to find the girl who disappeared when he was a boy.

But she remembers Joe and her other friends who left her behind in a deep well within a mysterious barn on Old Man Feely's property.

And she's out for blood.

"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby."
-- Dean Koontz

Is she a vampire?

Or is she something more demonic...

They say that Colony was founded centuries ago by an angel that fell from sky, but whatever's lurking in the old mines under the town has been disturbed by Joe's return.

Joe did something when he was a boy – something that stopped the terror and evil from erupting.

But now, a creature living in darkness wants out.

It's going to use the children of Colony to exact its revenge.

Its hour has come round at last – and this is the Children's Hour...

A terrifying chiller of a horror novel from a master of gothic thrillers.

The Children's Hour is a full-length novel, approximately 370 pages in print. Exclusively published by Alkemara Press for Nook.

Look for other books (fiction) by Douglas Clegg from Alkemara Press, including:

Goat Dance
Dark of the Eye
The Words
Wild Things

With more to come...

Praise for Douglas Clegg's fiction:

"Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation."
-- Bentley Little, author of The Policy

"Clegg delivers!"
-- John Saul, bestselling author of Faces of Fear and The Devil's Labyrinth.

"A master of the genre. Absolutely thrilling! Douglas Clegg is the future of dark fantasy."
-- Sherrilyn Kenyon
New York Times bestselling author of the Dark-Hunters.

"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction."
-- Peter Straub
author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl and the New York Times Bestseller Black House (with Stephen King)

"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby."
-- Dean Koontz

"Clegg is one of the best!"
-- Richard Laymon

"Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!"
-- Robert R. McCammon
author of The Queen of Bedlam and Speaks The Nightbird.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013745735
Publisher: Alkemara Press
Publication date: 01/13/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 348
File size: 496 KB

About the Author

Douglas Clegg is the award-winning and bestselling author of more than 25 books of horror, suspense, dark fantasy and gothic mystery, including Afterlife, Purity, The Nightmare Chronicles, Goat Dance, Dark of the Eye, Neverland, The Words, Wild Things, Naomi, The Children's Hour, You Come When I Call You, The Machinery of Night, The Hour Before Dark, Breeder, Bad Karma, Red Angel, Night Cage, Nightmare House, Mischief, The Infinite, The Abandoned and others. He lives on the New England coast.

Date of Birth:

April 1, 1958

Place of Birth:

Alexandria, Virginia
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