* Narrator’s Note: The Still is an excellent way to kick off Shocktober! Not only is it an excellent medium-length horror novel, but the story continues in Whispering and Hushed! The author, Bella Dean Joyner, has some great stuff in the works right now, so it’s a great time to check out her work!*
What would you do if a voice in your head told you to commit murder?
Deric can no longer differentiate between hallucinations and reality. Something sinister lives in his house, distorting his perceptions of the people around him, and it seeks vengeance on the residents of the sleepy mountain town. Each murder grows more gruesome than the last.
As Sheriff Haines gets closer to discovering the truth behind the mutilated bodies piling up in Edelleen, Deric begins to unravel and the dark figure lurking in the shadows starts to take on a life of its own.
But with a failing marriage and exposed affair sending his personal life and career spiraling, will Sheriff Haines be able to put his personal conflicts aside in time to stop the killings? Or will Deric lose the battle between conscience and horror, unleashing unabated evil onto Edelleen?
A fast-paced, gripping psychological horror. If you are a fan of Stephen King or Dean Koontz, this is right up your alley.