The land remembers. Even when horrors fall out of human memory, the land bears silent witness. Built on a cursed patch of ground outside of Brooksville, Florida, George Simpson’s house of horror has ruined many lives over its hundred-plus-year existence. When bestselling author Steve Corey rents it as an early anniversary surprise vacation for his wife, he has no idea what’s in store. All he knows is getting away together is probably his last chance to repair the deep rift he’s created with his wife. If he doesn’t fix things soon, their rapidly-approaching seventh anniversary might be their last.
He also knows it might be his last chance to stay sober.
Samantha Corey is tired of doing all the work in her marriage. She thought getting Steve sober in the early years would be the hard part, but lately he’s pulled away and, frankly, she’s tired of chasing. It doesn’t help that her thoughts have turned to Matt Barry, Steve’s best friend and agent. Matt first introduced them, was Steve’s best man, and helped with the intervention to get Steve sober so many years ago.
Matt is also the love of Sami’s life. When they parted as friends because Sami was eager to get married and have kids and Matt wasn’t, they never told Steve about their shared past.
Now, Sami needs Matt more than ever as Steve’s behavior deteriorates into violence, and Sami wonders if it’s Steve who’s sick, or if her own sanity is in question. Houses can’t be haunted, right? But this one apparently has a dark agenda. Even though she’s ready to divorce Steve, she’s not ready to relinquish him to the ancient evil enveloping the house, and fights to pull him OUT OF THE DARKNESS.