In the House of the Devil by Ken Sabey
Approx. 56,080 words.
Published on November 5, 2010.
A blade erupted from her chest; blood soaked steel flashing for an instant in the pale glow of the overhead street lamp. Just as violently it retreated, leaving splintered chaos in its wake. After his wife's murder, John escapes Chicago with his teenage son and takes refuge in an old farm house in northeastern Oklahoma. There a secret is revealed; when people die, they don't always stay dead.