Horror comes in many flavors: Frankenstein, Dracula, ghosts, zombies, delusion, hallucinations, phobias. Then there’s The House on 666 Shadow Lane.
For a hundred years, the house stood proud, harboring devoted families like the Carsons, the Smiths, the Marshals, the Hendersons, and dozens of other proud owners who called it home. Lawns mowed to perfection; pampered gardens of roses, dahlias, azaleas, and violets added to the house’s pride.
Overnight, pride turned to shame. Sunny days that once invited friendly shadows now gave way to darkness and repugnance. Green lawns turned brown; elegant flowers withered and died. Tall maple limbs that once danced in the wind to show their wealth of green leaves now dripped blood that replaced the sugars and salts needed to give them life. Now lifeless, the limbs morphed into tortuous, deformed hands with twisted fingers. All because The House on Shadow Lane knew HE was coming.
Hughes’ other novels are THE MAFIA and JONNY BLUE, THE WEDJAT, MULBERRY STREET, CRAVEN, EXODUS CONSPIRACY, and DARCY MILLER.