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A woman visiting her North Carolina family is brushed off by the small town's law enforcement when she claims to witness a beast, fitting the description of a local urban legend, mauling her father and brother in the spine-chilling supernatural novel, Return to Porter's Hollow by Yvonne Schuchart. Just as Laura Evans finally connects with her long-absent father, she watches in horror as her Uncle Curry rips the life from him. Laura shoots her uncle, but despite her efforts to maim him, he escapes. Believing Laura to be distraught, the Sheriff disregards her account of the inexplicable events that transpired during the savage scuffle that took her father's life and sends her home. Twelve days later, Laura receives a letter from her uncle threatening her aunt; at the same time visions of murdered young girls begin haunting her. Because the Sheriff's office isn't taking Laura's statement seriously and all their leads have reached a dead end, the case is stalemated, leaving Laura's aunt and the inhabitants in the rural area in danger. Laura's visions are the only clues to Curry's whereabouts and, with lives in jeopardy, Laura returns to Porter's Hollow to follow her otherworldly messengers and face her past, present, and future.
Return to Porter's Hollow by Yvonne Schuchart is a bone-chilling supernatural thriller set in an eerie, forested mountain region where innocents are being stalked and murdered by a bloodthirsty legend. With engaging characters, a stunning plot and action-packed, horror-filled pages, it is a riveting tale that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat from start to finish. Being the second book in a series, it is a phenomenal sequel that retains the eloquent integrity of the first. Together both novels create an extraordinary saga steeped in an urban myth and mountain folklore, bringing a fireside legend to life. Readers who love supernatural stories and are fascinated with ghostly tales, and cryptid-like creatures morphing and living in the twenty-first century, will not be able to resist this spine-tingling duo.