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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,460 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Buehlman Narrator: Mark Bramhall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Failed academic Frank Nichols and his “wife,” Eudora, have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family’s old estate, the Savoyard Plantation, and the horrors that occurred there. An aunt Frank never knew bequeathed him a modest homestead, so he and Eudora take the opportunity to break ties with the past. But in a letter delivered after her death, his aunt warned Frank not to live in the house—a warning Frank ignores.

At first the quaint, rural ways of their new neighbors seem to be everything they wanted. But there is an unspoken dread that the townsfolk have lived with for generations. A presence that demands sacrifice.

It comes from the shadowy woods across the river, where the ruins of Savoyard still stand, where a longstanding debt of blood has never been forgotten—a debt that has been waiting patiently for Frank Nichols’ homecoming.

As tensions mount, listeners will find themselves on the edge of their seats anticipating the spine-tingling conclusion to this stunning novel.

Buehlman is the most original voice in horror since Stephen King.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the best first novels I’ve ever read.”

    Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Ever After

  • “An unsettling brew of growing menace spiked with flashes of genuine terror—do not miss this chilling debut. Christopher Buehlman is a writer to watch. I look forward to hearing from him again. And soon.”

    F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Fatal Error

  • “What a treat. Terrible and beautiful. As much F. Scott Fitzgerald as Dean Koontz…Graceful [and] horrific.”

    Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Frost Burned

  • “Lures you into a different era, seduces you with eloquent prose and sensual period details, then clamps down on your jugular…An outstanding debut.”

    Hank Schwaeble, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Diabolical

  • “Wonderfully eerie from start to finish—a novel sure to enthrall readers of all stripes.”

    Grant Blackwood, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Dead or Alive

  • A 2012 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cory | 2/19/2014

    " This was very different than I was expecting. The story was interesting, but I'm not altogether sure I would say it was good. It was creepy more than "horror" and I had trouble connecting with the narrator and his wife. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane S. | 1/28/2014

    " 3.5 This is written in a very sparse writing style and so the plot did not exactly flow. However, it was eerie and suspenseful and there was quite a bit of blood and horror. That said the writing style made some of the conversations rather awkward sounding and the novel as a whole not as scary as I thought it should be given the plot summary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kerri | 1/27/2014

    " I thought it was going one way and then the story went another- not in a good way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Frank Mazzie | 1/26/2014

    " great characters, I loved the ending. I had no clue of what the book was about and I was surprised throughout. It really kept my attention! "

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