A family lake-side vacation becomes a summer to fear in the latest chiller from the master of domestic horror, Christopher Ransom.
Thirty Years Ago
On a camping trip by a remote lake, the Mercer family enjoyed the vacation of a lifetime - until a violent tragedy forced them to make a decision that would haunt them for ever.
When the younger Mercers learn their father is dying, the family reunites at the lake, seeking a second chance to put their lives back together. But something is waiting . . .
Four Days of Hell
Also arriving at the lake are estranged son Raymond Mercer and an alluring stranger, Megan, both ignorant of the family's secrets. Within hours, they are all trapped in a relentless nightmare and fighting for their lives.
Some places are better left. Some secrets are better forgotten. Some people are better dead.
Prepare to be terrified - The Sun on The Orphan
Absolutely terrifying. You can actually feel true evil in it - Sophie Hannah on The Birthing House
Compelling from first page to last - just don't read it at night - The Daily Mail on The Haunting of James Hastings
Christopher Ransom was born and went to university in Colorado, but moved to New York and then LA with his wife to pursue various careers such as selling ads for media magazines and screenwriting. They then bought a 140-year-old birthing house in Wisconsin, where he wrote this, his first novel.