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Publisher's Summary

With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed-up true-crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback, one more shot at the best-selling success he once enjoyed. His chance comes when he's promised exclusive access to death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the notorious cult leader and mass murderer who's ready to break his silence after 30 years, and who contacted Lucas personally from his maximum-security cell.
With nothing left to lose, Lucas leaves New York to live in and work from the scene of the crime: a split-level farmhouse on a gray-sanded beach in Washington state whose foundation is steeped in the blood of Halcomb's diviners - runaways who were drawn to his message of family, unity, and unconditional love. There, Lucas sets out to capture the real story of the departed faithful. Except that he's not alone. For Jeffrey Halcomb promised his devout eternal life... and within these walls, they're far from dead.
©2015 Ania Ahlborn (P)2015 Tantor
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"Some of the most promising horror I've encountered in years." (Seanan McGuire, New York Times best-selling author)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Randy Eberle on 05-13-15

Fantastic, as was expected...

Over the past year I have devoured everything in Amish Ahlborn's growing library of dark fiction, and she has failed to disappoint. Fans of King and the early novels of John Saul will greatly enjoy Ahlborn's storytelling prowess and rich characterization. I highly recommend each and every one of her novels. Why not start with this one?

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By CC on 03-15-16

Within This Book is Greatness

If you are looking for a book version of the television show The Following, but better - this is the book!

It is believed that 30 years ago cult leader, Jeffrey Halcomb, lead his followers to a mass suicide. The public, police, and true-crime writer Lucas Graham can only deduce what happened from the evidence because Jeffrey Halcomb refuses to give any interviews or speak with anyone regarding the event and obviously all of the other witnesses to the event are dead. So when Jeffrey Halcomb promises an exclusive interview to Lucas, he absolutely jumps on board. He travels cross-country with his 12-year-old daughter to move into the house where the mass suicide took place - where he can immerse himself in the story, dig deeper into the event, and be close to the prison where Jeffrey Halcomb is held so their interview can take place. If you are thinking that strange things will happen inside the house - they will. If you are thinking that Lucas will get so absorbed in the story and his interview that he ignores and neglects his daughter - he will. If you are thinking that his daughter will wind up in a dangerous situation - she will. If you are thinking that you will like this book - you will!

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