Under the Blade

The sole survivor of a madman’s killing spree returns to the scene of the crime a quarter-century later only to uncover a host of small town secrets that somebody is willing to kill for in order to protect.

A dark and suspenseful story of a final girl’s revenge.

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Some campfire stories are real.

It’s been twenty-five years since Cyrus Hoyt’s infamous killing spree at Camp Forest Grove. A quarter-century since teenage counselor Melanie Holden left him mortally wounded and escaped with her life.

Today, Melanie’s teaching career has bottomed out and left her with no choice but to return to the scene of the crime. Motivated by a lucrative publishing offer, as well as a desire to free herself from recurring nightmares, Melanie’s research into the murderer’s life brings resistance from all directions as she uncovers skeletons in Forest Grove’s past.

Because of Melanie, a long-held secret is about to be revealed—one that somebody is willing to kill for in order to protect. And Melanie is going to discover she has a lot more to lose than just her mind.

The stalk-and-slash suspense of Friday the 13th meets the small town mystery of Sharp Objects in this white-knuckle horror story of a final girl’s revenge.

“Echoes of horror’s paperback glory days, but spills new blood with a modern protagonist and style. I loved it!” – Brian Keene

“A great book.” – Shock Waves Podcast

“It takes you on one hell of a ride. I could go into more details, but it would be a shame to know more before you read it, and read it you should. This book gets a strong recommendation.” — Scream Magazine

“Creates a terrific set of supporting characters and whodunit mystery that keeps the reader guessing and enthralled.” – FilmThrills

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