Jack Winter, a father of two girls (aged 6 and 10), husband, and sometime musician is seemingly living the American dream. However, he's haunted by a reoccurring nightmare that's all too real - one that's birthed in blood and lives on terror.
The dark side of Jack had left him without a family at a young age. Somehow he overcame adversity to grow into a loving father and doting husband. A car crash turns the Winter family's life upside down - the car, along with their peaceful existence is written off. A horror summoned from the depths of despair once again shrouds Jack's life in a shadow of murder and bloodletting.
Charlie, the younger of the two girls starts to change following the accident. Her once quiet and typical 6yr old demeanor turns sullen, moody, and borderline abusive. Her actions out of character, more in line with the supernatural than innocent playfulness with 10yr old Abby, the easy victim.
Author Ahia Ahlborn instills a sense of the dramatic amongst the demonic. The constant struggle for Jack to hold his family together and save their lives is a direct result of the terrifying horror seeping into the life blood of Charlie and escaping via a course of violent and bloody acts against her family.
Bumps in the night, poltergeist-like activity, and bone chilling sequences make for a great read. I'll definitely be looking for more books by Ania Ahlborn.