The stink of a swamp hangs over this neighborhood, south of Tacoma. On the surface, a nice neighborhood. A place for barbecues and block parties. One house sits empty. The siding peeling, the tiles coming loose in winter storms, the paint on the gingerbread flaking. Samantha sees an opportunity to fix the house up, to start a family with her husband Jack. Except beneath this house lies terror... More
The stink of a forgotten swamp hangs over this quiet suburban neighborhood, south of Tacoma, Washington. On the surface, a nice neighborhood. A place for barbecues and block parties. Stately Victorian homes line well-maintained streets. Water that once sat stagnant flows through hidden drains, down into dark places in the earth.
One house sits empty. The siding peeling, the tiles coming loose in winter storms, the paint on the gingerbread flaking.
Samantha Ramsey sees an opportunity to leave behind long hours writing computer code, to fix the house up, to start a family with her husband Jack. A chance to reclaim a neglected house and turn it into a home.
Except this house hides secrets. A history of death, a house unlucky for those who step inside. Beneath this house lies terror…
About the Author
R.M. Haag, author of Downland, lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest with his wife and son.
He also writes contemporary fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery under several different pen names. He holds a master of arts degree from Seton Hill University in writing popular fiction, and as a member of the Oregon Writers Network, he graduated from the master class taught by bestselling authors Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.