Pub Date 05 Apr 2018
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In 1887, Minerva Yates lies on a dusty patch outside her Missouri brothel, waiting to die. She and her bevy of soiled doves are the latest targets of the infamous vigilante group, the Bald Knobbers. Paul Adison, a teenage member of the band stands mask-less among the swarm of disguised men. Declaring his devotion to the Word, Paul initiates the act of moral justice, dragging the sinning women to their deaths.
More than a century later, Ann Haut has an unsettling encounter in an eastern Pennsylvanian pizza parlor when a strange man, speaking mostly in bible verse, denounces her. Ann later discovers the same man standing in her bedroom doorway. Clad in a goat-horned hoodie, middle-aged Zeke is a modernized version of his Bald Knobber ancestor, Paul Adison.
Through flashbacks of his fundamentalist childhood, readers quickly learn how being indoctrinated with a violent, twisted interpretation of God’s will, now not only emboldens Zeke, but actually compels him to act and terrorize the lives of others.
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About the Author:
Christopher Graves is an actor, filmmaker and award-winning screenwriter based in New York City.
Some of his performance credits include Sneaky Pete, Divorce, The Blacklist, Shades of Blue, Nurse Jackie, as well as many network on-camera and voice-over commercials for national brands.
He is the creator and writer of the comedic web series, With Friends Like These and the feature-length screenplay, Sinner, which was named Best Psychological Thriller Script by the New Hope International Film Festival.
Born in the hills of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, his introduction to the thriller genre started early. At five years old, his mother abducted him along with his younger siblings and fled across the country. They were given new names, a new home and a new beginning–until they were discovered and had to move again.
By the time he accepted his high school diploma (from the tenth school he had attended), Christopher had developed an intense affection for the terrifying plots of authors like Thomas Harris, David Lozell Martin, and James Patterson. Identifying with the grittiness in many of those stories, he had grown fond of the adrenaline surges that come with running and hiding.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two judgmental Siberian cats.