Shane Ryan returns to Nashua and the childhood memories that drove him to join the Marines. After a prolonged legal battle with his aunt and uncle, Shane has possession of the family home where his parents disappeared over 20 years ago. The house, a monstrous castle filled with ghosts and secrets, is more alive than its inhabitants.
When his aunt and uncle come to town, then vanish, Shane's life takes a turn for the worse. Detective Marie Lafontaine immediately labels Shane as the prime suspect. And in a race against time, Shane desperately searches for clues about his parents.
But there's something lurking beyond the walls and beneath the surface. Something sinister that has haunted him ever since he saw its face in the pond behind the house. And it isn’t happy that Shane is back.
It isn’t happy at all.
Great but not scary
I was expecting a truly scary book, but it doesn’t deliver in the fear factor. It grips you in the beginning and drags you through the downwards spiral of the protagonist. I’d watch this if it were a movie!
Wasn’t sure I was going to like the story but it drew me in and I read it all in one day. Story line was believable, characters were well developed, and a good mixture of setting up story with character discussions.
Really a great read
Will be reading the whole series