A psychological horror with a literary twistKill Creek delivers elevated prose, while evoking the unnerving, atmospheric terror essential to greats like Peter Straub and Stephen King—a haunting that lingers long after turning the last page.
-Shortlisted for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel
-Winner of the American Library Association's Horror Book of 2017
"Intensely realized and beautifully orchestrated Gothic horror."—Joyce Carol Oates
"A match for readers who enjoyed Shirley Jackson'sThe Haunting of Hill House."—Booklist (starred review)
At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, is the Finch House. For years it has remained empty, overgrown, abandoned. Soon the door will be opened for the first time in decades. But something is waiting, lurking in the shadows, anxious to meet its new guests…
When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country’s most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won’t be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.