“For some people, it’s a pleasure to drown. They only wish to sit and wait quietly for something to happen. And then they shriek like the devil himself when anyone tries to interfere…”
There is a certain mansion and grounds tucked away in Kentucky, an estate that was built prior to the American Civil War. Balustrade Manor and Park was bequeathed unexpectedly to a young woman, Blair Crimson, who shares the family name but little else through her extended family. She finds herself wrenched between the worlds of those who live and those who have died, worlds that exist in the mansion as delicately as stacked layers of thin paper. Blair must find a way to defend her ownership of Balustrade and become its rightful steward, securing it as a resting place for souls deterring and awaiting their final judgement.
This is a story that lurches the reader to Hell itself–all while discovering the one, primary rule that governs everyone in the game: deceit.
GOTD (title given in acronym until publication) is my second horror novel, which I finished in December 2021. I am currently looking for agents/publishers. I hope you’ll give it a read and wander around in Balustrade. But do be careful.