They want the children!
Someone is taking children from their homes on Roanoke Island, and gruesomely slaughtering their families.
After a small, hideous-looking creature is discovered at one of the murder scenes, Chief of Police Marcus Hale realizes whatever is responsible for the killings isnâ€™t even human. Hale suspects a bizarre link to the past, to the end of the 16th Century, when the islandâ€™s first settlers disappeared, leaving only the word Croatoan carved into a tree.
But something far more sinister than he ever imagined is at work. And if it isnâ€™t stopped soon, the entire islandâ€™s population will perish. Just like it did so many centuries ago.
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-- Joe McKinney, author of Flesh Eaters