BENEATH THE LAKE
Thirty Years Ago . . .
On a camping trip by a remote lake, the Mercer family enjoyed the vacation of a lifetime - until a violent tragedy forced them to make a decision that would haunt them forever.
This Summer . . .
When the younger Mercers learn their father is dying, the family reunites at the lake, seeking a second chance to put their lives back together. But something is waiting.
Four Days of Hell . . .
Also arriving at the lake are estranged son Raymond Mercer and an alluring stranger, Megan, both ignorant of the family's secrets. Within hours, they are all trapped in a relentless nightmare and fighting for their lives.
A GIFT . . . AND A CURSE
Since childhood, Noel Shaker has been able to disappear, without warning or explanation. But his gift leaves Noel alone and afraid - and the more he tries to control it, the nearer he comes to madness. Soon those he loves most begin to suffer the consequences of his powers.
A SHOCKING DISCOVERY
Careening from the Rocky Mountains to the fortunes of Las Vegas, from haunted motel rooms into a sociopath’s killing ground, Noel Shaker’s quest to uncover the truth about the fading will force him to choose between the love, death, and the allure of a power only the gods once knew.
THE BIRTHING HOUSE
A tale of exquisite psychological suspense, The Birthing House marks the debut of a writer whose first novel is a terrifying tour de force.
Conrad and Joanna Harrison, a young couple from Los Angeles, attempt to save their marriage by leaving the pressures of the city to start anew in a quiet, rural setting. They buy a Victorian mansion that once served as a haven for unwed mothers, called a birthing house. One day when Joanna is away, the previous owner visits Conrad to bequeath a vital piece of the house's historic heritage, a photo album that he claims "belongs to the house."
Thumbing through the old, sepia-colored photographs of midwives and fearful, unhappily pregnant girls in their starched, nineteenth-century dresses, Conrad is suddenly chilled to the bone: staring back at him with a countenance of hatred and rage is the image of his own wife…
Thus begins a story of possession, sexual obsession and murder, as a centuries-old crime is reenacted in the present, turning Conrad and Joanna's American dream into a relentless nightmare.