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In the House in the Dark of the Woods

(2018)
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The eerie, disturbing story of one of our perennial fascinations - witchcraft in colonial America - wrapped up in a lyrical novel of psychological suspense.

"Once upon a time there was and there wasn't a woman who went to the woods."

In this horror story set in colonial New England, a law-abiding Puritan woman goes missing. Or perhaps she has fled or abandoned her family. Or perhaps she's been kidnapped, and set loose to wander in the dense woods of the north. Alone and possibly lost, she meets another woman in the forest. Then everything changes.

On a journey that will take her through dark woods full of almost-human wolves, through a deep well wet with the screams of men, and on a living ship made of human bones, our heroine may find that the evil she flees has been inside her all along.

In the House in the Dark of the Woods is a novel of psychological horror and suspense told in Laird Hunt's characteristically lyrical prose style. It is the story of a bewitching, a betrayal, a master huntress and her quarry. It is a story of anger, of evil, of hatred and of redemption. It is the story of a haunting, a story that makes up the bedrock of American mythology, but told in a vivid way you will never forget.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"A wonderful, luminous, sly tale that orbits around a very grim core, growing darker and darker as it goes." - Brian Evenson


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October 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: In the House in the Dark of the Woods
Author(s): Laird Hunt
ISBN: 1-911590-20-0 / 978-1-911590-20-0 (UK edition)
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March 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: In the House in the Dark of the Woods (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Laird Hunt
ISBN: 1-4328-6229-4 / 978-1-4328-6229-9 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: In the House in the Dark of the Woods
Author(s): Laird Hunt
ISBN: 0-316-41105-1 / 978-0-316-41105-9 (USA edition)
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October 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: In the House in the Dark of the Woods
Author(s): Laird Hunt
ISBN: 1-911590-22-7 / 978-1-911590-22-4 (UK edition)
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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the House in the Dark of the Woods
Author(s): Laird Hunt
ISBN: 0-316-51580-9 / 978-0-316-51580-1 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: In The House In The Dark Of The Woods
Author(s): Laird Hunt
ISBN: 1-5491-4734-X / 978-1-5491-4734-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette B and Blackstone Audio
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October 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: In the House in the Dark of the Woods Lib/E
Author(s): Laird Hunt
ISBN: 1-5491-4732-3 / 978-1-5491-4732-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: In the House in the Dark of the Woods
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October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: In the House in the Dark of the Woods
Author(s): Laird Hunt
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October 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: In the House in the Dark of the Woods
Author(s): Laird Hunt
Publisher: ONE
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October 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: In the House in the Dark of the Woods
Author(s): Laird Hunt
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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