a novel by Laura Benedict
Ivy Luttrell, a lonely seamstress, has fashioned herself the perfect man. There’s something about Devil’s Oven, the mountain where she’s lived all her life with her sister, Thora, that makes such dark things possible. But instead of bringing Ivy happiness, her creation terrorizes the nearby town with brutal single-mindedness that even Ivy cannot understand. The madness quickly touches Bud Tucker, the owner of the local strip club, and his seductive wife, Lila, wrenching apart their marriage, and putting their lives at terrible risk. The only person who may be able to save Ivy and everyone around her is Jolene, a young dancer whose roots and power lie deep within the past, and the soil of Devil’s Oven itself.
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Praise for Devil’s Oven
“Haunting and Poetic”
–David Morrell, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Devil’s Oven is stunning and lyrical and all kinds of creepy. Benedict taps into our childhood’s grimmest fairy tales – the ones that evoked the fear of monsters hiding in closets, murderous shadows lurking under the bed – and takes them in a delightfully spooky new direction. Benedict has graced us with a sophisticated and thoroughly grown-up contemporary nightmare. I won’t sleep easy for days.”
–J.T. Ellison, bestselling author of Where All The Dead Lie