One icy day when they are eight years old, eight girls become lifelong friends when they stand up to some bullies who try to kill a dog named Lucy. In appreciation, Mike Orinston, Lucy’s owner, gives the girls his cabin at the river. At the cabin the girls learn archery, camping skills, and murder.
The first victims are the scum of society and die because of unfortunate events. The girls rationalize their heinous actions as always being accidents. As the girls grow older, their victims are those individuals who insult or harm them and others.
Guilt begins to separate the girls, and after high school graduation, they go in different directions, escaping what they have been groomed to do. By themselves, the young women are harmless; only together are they dangerous. Eight years later, the grown women are required, according to Mike’s will, to return to the cabin to spend a week together. The accidents begin once more, as they uncover truths and excavate secrets.
As old grievances return and responsibility shifts, some of the women find that they will have to fight to survive, but the price to stay alive may be too high. Nothing is the same as…when they were eight.
If you have blonde hair and green eyes...you are about to die....
David lives in 1957, a time viewed as idyllic, but it wasn't. Descending into obsession and madness, he must face loss and ghosts of the past, while battling a curse that spans 500 years. While he attends college and finds out who he is and who those around him are becoming . It's a true "Coming of Age" novel set in the midst of a violent, hungry monster.
The Time of Grace scrapes the nerves raw and reminds us that insanity may be right around the corner...any corner.
Obsessions and love gone wrong can be as deadly as any serial killer.. and this time, no one will be safe from the monsters that haunt dreams. This time, they are real.They are us.
What do baseball, beer, lightning, and a trip to the future have in common? Nothing good. Consider this: if you could see the future, what changes would you make?
Sam accidentally time travels when he is struck by a bolt of lightning, and finds out his fate and the future of a friend, Mark Banner. He can only save his own life by murdering Sam's wife,Charlie. She dismisses the idea until she is almost slaughtered. Charlie has to survive a few weeks to alter the future and escape the danger.She and her friends, run from those trying to kill them and find that only one man can help, and he's mysterious and frightening as well. He's the Red Man. He will do anything to save her, but at every turn, the future is unchangable. Written in true Richard Laymon fashion, Red Man is a frantic trip into the wilds where there will be a fight against men, nature, and time itself.
Itzpapalotl, the Aztec goddess and warrior, haunts the Clutterbuck house. She and her butterflies are cruel creatures that have piercing claws and teeth and dig into the brain. Although they try to protect Clara, the youngest of her family, they cannot fight pure insanity.
In Clara’s safe, loving, family home, love is used to hide sins and secrets. As life moves forward in the Clutterbuck house, layers of mysteries are peeled back, each more horrific than the last. Held prisoner. Used as sexual bait. Turned into a psychological experiment.
Clara doesn’t even know her own age or what she looks like.
Each time Clara regains hidden memories of her childhood, those she loves most die. Amid total isolation, she finds that no one can be trusted, certainly not her family. Her beloved father tells her that she is precious and salvageable, her siblings appear to dote on her, but only her butterflies remain loyal companions.
As she faces her brutal past and fights to survive both mentally and physically, Clara must decide if sanity is what she really wants and what price she will pay.