Once, it was called the Screaming House. Behind its doors, rumors of murder and black magic. But now, it's an upscale brownstone in a gentrified neighborhood. What a perfect home for a young couple hoping to raise a family. From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg, comes a nightmarish vision of Washington, D.C. where a new horror is born within the walls of an ancient house -- haunted by a diabolical ritual and a terrifying legacy of the past.
"A white knuckle read from beginning to end -- Clegg delivers!" - John Saul, New York Times bestselling author.
"The tension seldom flags as this tale builds to a grisly, suspense-filled climax. As in Goat Dance , his first book, Clegg pulls out the stops of terror...a chilling story." -- Publisher's Weekly.
Rachel Adair thought Draper House in Washington, D.C, would be the perfect place to start over with her husband, Hugh. But as soon they move into the old townhouse, the nightmares begin: horrific images of the child Rachel lost, the dark secrets of Hugh's father, scenes of blood-curdling ritual . . . and the scraping sounds of an even greater terror from within the walls . . .
About the Author
Douglas Clegg wrote Breeder in the house in which it was set in Washington, D.C. Born in Virginia, raised there, and in Connecticut and Hawaii, he currently lives on the coast of New England and is working on his next novel.
Look for other books by Douglas Clegg, including:
The Children’s Hour
The Hour Before Dark
You Come When I Call You
Dark of the Eye
The Nightmare Chronicles
Praise for Douglas Clegg's Fiction
"Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows just how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills..." - Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series.
"Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation."
— Bentley Little, author of The Policy
"A master of the genre. Absolutely thrilling! Douglas Clegg is the future of dark fantasy."
— Sherrilyn Kenyon, New York Times bestselling author of the Dark-Hunters.
"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction."
— Peter Straub, author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl and the New York Times Bestseller Black House (with Stephen King)
"Clegg is one of the best!"
— Richard Laymon
"Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!"
— Robert R. McCammon, author of The Queen of Bedlam and Speaks The Nightbird.