The River Through the Trees by David Peak
Decades ago, Dan and Grace Robertson encountered a horror of childhood legend: Bicycle Bob.
Some say he's an insane drifter with a taste for blood.
Others call him evil made flesh and claim his touch will poison your soul.
Some say he’s just another country ghost story.
Now, Dan is a cemetery caretaker and Grace persists as a strung-out addict living on the fringes.
Under the influence of the Newbert brothers, maniac woodsmen prophets who have seen the truth beyond the nighttime stars, she has put a desperate plan in motion.
Her brother Dan is the only one who knows the root of her madness, and he alone can uncover the unholy monstrosity hungering beneath the surface of a dying town.
David Peak's The River through the Trees is a grotesque of impoverished rural life, a life of quiet acceptance broken only by drugs, death metal, desecration, and the teachings of an ancient book. Combining the pacing of Dennis Lehane, the cosmic terror of Lovecraft, and the defunct modernity of Ligotti, it is a taut, disturbing story whose haunting images bring to mind the dark places we do our best to ignore.
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