The House at the End of the Lane by Angel van Atta
“And so the story went for the house at the end of the lane. It fed on death and greed and misery. Houses are built to protect what lives within their walls, but if the wrong people are in charge of building those walls, or if the wrong circumstances take place inside them, then houses can grow cruel and dark, like a human can. With too much abuse and neglect, a house can even grow evil.”
Philip Moraley has it all. The perfect spouse, Abagail. The perfect children, Phillipina, Thomas, and James. All safely nestled inside of the perfect house; until his cousin, Joanna Moraley, arrives for a Christmas visit that twists this fairytale estate into a gruesome nightmare.
From its rebirth into darkness as a home for wayward pregnant girls, to its return to the folds of its founding family, generations have fed this House blood, despair, tears, and anguish. Its sights are now set on the latest household of Moraley’s as they cross the threshold into its malevolent clutches.
Is their love strong enough to lead the House and its inhabitants back into the light?