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Black Mercy Falls by HWA Members Christopher Fulbright & Angeline Hawkes


Authors: Christopher Fulbright & Angeline Hawkes

The small Colorado town of Black Mercy Falls has a ghastly past.

The massive waterfall above the town runs thick with black iron oxide, but there are hushed suggestions that something evil is responsible for the dark waters. Whispers of the locals connect a list of missing children with a diabolical tale of the town’s founding father. Is the waterfall haunted? Or is the town cursed by something that stalks its children by night?

Now the waterfall and the land it’s on are bequeathed to Lance Evans by his estranged uncle. But when Lance brings his wife and son to explore the inheritance, they scarcely have a chance to marvel at its beauty and settle in to the rustic cabin than good fortune is overshadowed by tragedy. Mists of the past enshroud a dark legacy that threatens to take the lives of those he loves. It’ll take all he can do to save them…or die trying.

“Equal parts gritty and elegant, Black Mercy Falls is a tense, dark and welcome contribution to the growing fusion of crime and horror fiction. Watch out–these authors just upped their game!” — Hank Schwaeble, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Damnable

“Fulbright and Hawkes have written a story that will swallow you up as surely as an undertow. This is great stuff. Consider it required reading for the discerning horror connoisseur.” — Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Apocalypse of the Dead

Publisher: Delirium Books
Release Date: October 2011
ISBN_10: 1-937771-02-7
ISBN_13: 978-1-937771-02-7

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