Sleep in the Dust of the Earth, a novella
Sometimes they come back angry ...
Ace’s life is satisfying in an ordinary sort of way. At twenty-five he’s deeply in love with his wife of two years, and he and Runa are expecting their first child. But when Ace’s mother-in-law passes away after a short illness, things take a turn for the weird.
Everyone in the family knows that Gretchen dabbled in the occult prior to her death, inviting friends over for occasional tarot card readings and séances. What most of them don’t know is that she spent a considerable amount of time training her grandchildren in the art of the uncanny. Now Brinn and Oliver appear to be experimenting with strange rituals — rituals linked to increasingly disturbing events.
To get a handle on what’s happening, Ace and Runa begin investigating Gretchen’s explorations into the supernatural. But it will take time, and a shocking series of developments, for them to discover how high the stakes are for their growing family.
“With a sense of dread permeating its pages Sleep in the Dust of the Earth proves a genuine nail biter from the start and a delight to read with Hains again marshalling his typically quirky take on the supernatural menace.”
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