By Edgar Cantero

What starts off as a shrewdpermanent, gothic ghost tale quickly evolves right into a wickedly twisted treasure hunt within the Supernatural improvements, Edgar Cantero's entirely unique, modern day adventure.

When twentysomething A., the unforeseen eu relative of the Wells family members, and his better half, Niamh, a mute teenage woman with shockingly dyed hair, inherit the attractive yet eerie property of Axton condominium, deep within the woods of aspect Bless, Virginia, it comes as a shock to everyone—including A. himself. finally, he by no means even knew he had a "second cousin, two times removed" in the US, less that the eccentric gentleman had lately devoted suicide via leaping out of the 3rd ground bed room window—at a similar age and within the similar means as his father had prior to him . . .

Together, A. and Niamh quick come to consider as though they've got inherited even more than simply a rambling domestic and a comfortable way of life. Axton home is haunted, they understand it, yet that's simply the end of the iceberg by way of the secrets and techniques they slowly yet without doubt discover. Why all of the suicides? What grew to become of the Axton condo butler who fled presently after his grasp died? What lurks within the backyard maze and what does the basement vault continue? And what of the rumors on the town a few mysterious accumulating at Axton apartment at the evening of the iciness solstice?

Told vividly via a sequence of magazine entries, scrawled notes, recovered safeguard photos, letters to Aunt Liza, audio recordings, complex ciphers, or even ads, Edgar Cantero has written a stunning and unique supernatural event that includes vintage horror components with a Neil Gaiman-ish twist.

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