Mr. Buehlman's first novel of Literary Horror absolutely hits the mark. Set during the Depression and within living memory of the Civil War, the protagonist uncovers some family history best left forgotten. He was warned. The characters are well drawn and the setting is authentic. The monsters are believable and cruel. And best of all, Christopher Buehlman knows how to write! Sink your teeth into this one.
Moving to rural Georgia, a failed academic plans to write a history of his family's old plantation and the horrors that occurred there but instead discovers a sense of unspoken dread among the townspeople and a long-standing debt of blood. 100,000 first printing.