Eric Nolan is a man already too familiar with death; his brother's long-ago disappearance, the loss of his parents, and his wife's recent demise in an auto accident have left him on the brink of a total breakdown. He returns to the family farm he knew as a boy in rural Antrim, Vermont, now occupied by his cousin Pamela, her husband Clint, and Luke, their four-year-old son. But any solace Eric finds there is short-lived—something terrible is going on in the woods on Pinnacle Mountain, where it seems a mysterious stone structure may be the relic of an ancient race—and the thing hiding there seems to have fixed itself on Eric's nephew. This finely crafted gothic thriller from Vermont folklorist and public radio commentator Joseph Citro—also the author of Passing Strange: True Tales of New England Hauntings and Horrors and Weird New England—is based on New England history and influenced by Citro's childhood love of works by Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft.
"This book will keep you awake long into the night reading, and then longer into the night checking windows and doors."—Vermont Life