by Alan Peter Ryan
Alan Peter Ryan's novel, published in 1982, is the story of a young couple who flee the city to rural Deacons Kill in the Catskills. Their home becomes the target of an invisible evil that lives in the nearby wood. They join with their neighbors to confront the monster. A fine example by a World Fantasy Award-winning author of a theme explored extensively by Golden Age (70s & 80s) horror writers.