“With his second novel, Violet, Thomas writes of grief and loss with full authority, connecting maximum fear with deep emotional impact.”
Summer, 1988. A time of sun and fun for most kids. Kris Barlow isn’t most kids, and she spent that summer saying goodbye to her dying mother.
Faced with another devastating loss—the death of her husband in a car crash—Kris returns home thirty years later, to the summer house at Lost Lake. Here, Kris and her daughter will stand against the grief.
A dark shadow has fallen over the quiet lake town. Evil grows beneath the surface. In the house where Kris grew up, an old friend awaits.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Certainly no stranger to storytelling, Scott Thomas has written for studios such as Syfy, VH1, the CW, MTV, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, ABC Family, and Netflix. His first novel, Kill Creek, was nominated for a Stoker Award, and put him on the radar of horror fans around the world. With his second novel, Violet, Thomas writes of grief and loss with full authority, connecting maximum fear with deep emotional impact. Josh Malerman (Bird Box, and A House at the Bottom of a Lake) says: “A master class in immersion. Don’t let anybody tell you this book is a slow burn―Violet travels at the speed of horror.”
Why Scott is excited about this book:
“Violet is a very personal story for me. Not only does it take place in an area near my hometown, it deals with the subject of grief and the dangers of not dealing with past trauma. It’s a slow-burn supernatural tale in the tradition of books and movies that I love: The Turn of the Screw, Ghost Story, The Other, The Changeling and The Orphanage, among many others. I’m excited to lure readers back to the Kansas prairie and the quiet lakeside town of Pacington … where something terrible is lurking just below the surface …”
Releasing 24 September 2019 from Inkshares, Violet by Scott Thomas is available for pre-order now.
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