Steel yourselves readers, because nothing you have ever read can prepare you for An Unfinished House, K. Patrick Malone's most harrowing and uncompromising foray yet into the darkness of both the natural and supernatural, and New York Book Festival 2009 Fiction First Runner Up. Michael Golden, a hard working, every man builder and family man comes home from work one evening to find that his shy home maker wife has been killed in a car accident leaving him with two small children in the historic old colonial house they'd just bought. But something no one could have ever imagined happens when an outlaw biker arrives on his doorstep with a secret so devastating that it rocks An Unfinished House and those who live there to the very core of their existence; tearing the face off of human emotion and redefining the meaning of the word "love" with a haunting that will peel the paint off your walls and an ending that will leave you . . .shattered.
Readers can now add Head Football Coach George Lathero to Malone's Terry Chagford (Inside a Haunted Mind), Mitchell Bramson (The Digger's Rest) and Michael Golden (An Unfinished House) as the most memorial protagonists in recent horror literature. Big, handsome All-American George and his pretty wife, Renee, try to revive their lives and their loves when the move into the Civil War reconstruction manor house called Miller's Court with her fourteen-year-old son Robin, George's troublesome party-boy brother Will, and Renee's cancer-surviving, Tammy Wynette era mother Vivian. All seems to be glorious for them, finally happy for the first time in their lives, until Renee calls George at work one day with ominous words. “George, Robin's got a fever,” sparking a journey of love and loss, guilt and shame for them all as each are confronted by the ghosts within themselves. But why is Robin burning? Uncontrollable temperatures leave doctors baffled and lead George Lathero into a life-changing redefinition of the meaning of “Father Love” for a son that is not his own. Once again, Malone has created an ensemble of indelible characters and a thought-provoking haunting that will leave readers on the edges of their seats, gasping as secrets are revealed and leading to an ending that is nothing less than…..incendiary. “Don't cry, George. It's only thunder.”
Dare to follow K. Patrick Malone into the deep dark heart of The Digger's Rest, his second full length horror novel chronicling the journey of a motley team of art archaeologists sent to excavate a newly discovered castle ruin in the South West of England in search of proof of the mistress of King Arthur. What they uncover, however, is a legend much older, more mind rending and soul shredding than anything they could ever have conceived with an ending that is nothing less than" biblically operatic" in proportion. And eeriely macabre in whole.