REVISION #2 (7/20):
Reality contains holes just like the ozone layer—and one of them resides over Jean’s new apartment complex.
Flutes trill within the walls. Dark shapes watch her as she sleeps. Worst of all, she keeps seeing the ghost of the kid who wandered up a nearby mountain and died of exposure. Then again, Jean can understand getting lost in nature. Moving to rural North Carolina might be her last chance to explore her Wiccan roots and the wilderness within herself. But recent strange events can’t help but remind her of the “Fair Folk”—the mountain spirits of legend who steal children and take them to the Otherworld.
When dead bodies start piling up, everyone at the apartment complex becomes a suspect. There’s Miles, her roommate, whose kindness seems a bit too practiced. There’s Crazy Mad, an elderly recluse who communicates with a lump under her carpet. There’s Devin, the adorable single father who convinced his wife to commit suicide. It turns out they, along with the complex’s other tenants, have been collected for a much larger purpose—a purpose known only to the mysterious entity called “the Landlord.”
Pagan, hostile forces are reclaiming their earthly territory, and Jean has been chosen to help lead the revolution. The prize is a permanent stay in the Otherworld: the paradise sought for centuries by poets and dreamers. All she has to do is renounce the world and everyone she loves in it.
Because soon the mountain will open up. And the genocide will begin.
IN DARKSOME SPRING is a horror novel of 84,000 words. Thank you for your time.