Internationally bestselling author Christopher Rice returns to his legacy of horror in this spine-chilling tale of murder, revenge and gothic horror.
'My name is Niquette Delongpre and on the night before my mother's forty-seventh birthday, my entire family vanished without a trace. Everyone assumed the swamp swallowed them. They were wrong. . .'
Deep in the swamps outside of New Orleans, Niquette Delongpre and her family uncover a well on their property - a well that has roots all the way down into the soils of the Mississippi River. A well that brings ancient things to the surface - things that should have stayed buried.
When Niquette is exposed to a small parasite, it triggers in her mysterious and dangerous powers. As she tries to come to grips with these new abilities and what they might mean for her future, she realises that she is not alone. Someone else, someone who was exposed to the same mysterious parasite during a clandestine visit to the swamp, is also discovering his new talents, and he's not as nice as she is. . .
Christopher Rice's debut novel, A Density Of Souls, was published when the author was just twenty-two years old. A controversial and overnight bestseller, it was greeted with a landslide of media attention, much of it devoted to the fact that Christopher is the son of famed vampire chronicler, Anne Rice. Christopher has received a Lambda Literary Award and been declared one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive. His two novels of dark supernatural suspense, The Heavens Rise and The Vines, were both finalists for the Bram Stoker Award.