An unforgettable contemporary ghost story in the tradition of Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw from the award-winning author of October.
Rising from the fog over the waters of Devil’s Lake, Blackmore Island is home to the infamous summerhouse called Wild Fell. A sinister past lies within its walls, and rumors of teenagers disappearing nearby have become the stuff of local legend. The townspeople do their best to avoid the place, and no one has lived there for over fifty years—until now.
Jameson Browning is ready for a break from all the drama in his life when he discovers an ad in the newspaper for a turn-of-the-century estate on a private island in Georgian Bay. It’s a good location, and the price is a steal. How could he say no?
Except something is waiting inside the house for Jameson, ready to show him his senses can’t always be trusted and the past isn’t always gone forever . . .
“A novel for lovers of fine storytelling; a book that evokes terrors both ancient and modern . . . Wild Fell is supernatural fiction of the highest order.” —Clive Barker, author of The Scarlet Gospels
“Deeply textured, richly imagined, and with characters that leap from the book, Wild Fell is an atmospheric ghost story that grips from the first page. A fine novel that is destined to become a classic.” —Tim Lebbon, New York Times–bestselling author of the Relics series