Saul's Run is a great place to raise a family. Life is good, folks live to a ripe old age, and there hasn't been a violent crime in nearly a generation. It's almost as if some force were protecting the God-fearing folk of the Run from harm... Henry left the quiet town almost a decade ago-after... show more
Saul's Run is a great place to raise a family. Life is good, folks live to a ripe old age, and there hasn't been a violent crime in nearly a generation. It's almost as if some force were protecting the God-fearing folk of the Run from harm... Henry left the quiet town almost a decade ago-after his mother's tragic death and a terrible falling-out with his father. Ever since, he has shut out his memories of the Run. He has tried to not think about the day his mother died. But now-after the startling news of his father's suicide-Henry is coming home... Home, where his former girlfriend is waiting on her dying mother and her living dreams. Home, where his boyhood friend is mysteriously drawn to something inside an abandoned mine.
Publish date: November 5th 2002
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Dale Bailey is a writer I probably never would have read if not for my time in graduate school. That was the time when I tried the hardest to become a published author, so I subscribed to a lot of genre fiction magazines to know the market better. During that time, I stumbled across the writer in Th...
This is one of my favorite [new to me] horror novels of this year. I think if you are not a gore-hound, but someone looking to start reading the genre, this would be perfect. There is some rape, child abuse, and animal death (but not overly graphic). I thought the writing was well done, and th...
This was an eARC from Netgalley.While well written for a first novel, this tale of hidden evil in a small town fails to really click as a horror novel, coming across more as a thriller with some supernatural shadowing. The story doesn't quite flow as smoothly as it could, the entity lurking in the b...
Dale Bailey is such a damn good natural writer it is hard to see why he has been so overlooked. The only recognition he seems to have gotten is for the The Resurrection Man. His stories scattered throughout numerous collections are uniformly good and always unique in perspective. I wish he was mo...