The Mourning House by Ronald Malfi

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"Lyrical prose creates an atmosphere of eerie claustrophobia, flawless pacing, and a plot that unfolds into a quietly shattering climax. Fans of literary horror will enjoy this compelling, haunting story." —Publishers Weekly

Devastated by tragedy, Dr. Sam Hatch is a shadow of his former self. He travels the byroads of America, running away from a past he cannot escape. There is no salvation for him.

And then he sees the house. Like a siren, it calls to him. Yet the house is not what it appears to be. Is it a blessing, a gift...or a curse?

"The atmosphere in this story is claustrophobic and terribly frightening. The house closes in on you, Mr. Malfi’s prose is suffocating, tragic and heart wrenching. This story will scare you and leave you shaken, with an ending that will literally take your breath away." —Peter Schwotzer, Literary Mayhem

About Ronald Malfi

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Ronald Malfi is the author of The Ascent, The Fall of Never, The Nature of Monsters, Shamrock Alley, Via Dolorosa, and Floating Staircase, which was nominated for the 2011 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel and won the 2012 IPPY National Gold Medal for Horror. He lives in Arnold, Maryland.
Published December 12, 2012 by Delirium Books. 69 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Haunted by memories, driven by guilt and “some separate, indescribable urge,” Sam walks away from his shattered life, drifting aimlessly until he reaches a “breathless town” on the Chesapeake Bay, and the vacant shell of a house that he’s compelled to buy.

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