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The Local Truth

White Harbor Book 1

Publisher: Slashic Horror Press
Year of Publication: 2023
Book type: Novel | Series
Age: Adult
Genre: Horror
Sub Genre: Coming of Age · Dark · Horror · LGBT · Paranormal · Psychological · Supernatural · Suspense
Language: English
POV: Third-person
Tense: Past
Key Phrases: Coming of Age · creepy · Cult · haunted town · occult · psychological horror · Supernatural · Trauma
“It’s so good it hurts. The strongest debut novel I’ve ever read; honestly, this is a killer. It’s like the best of those early King’s doorstoppers, with such sharp and convincing dialogue, absolutely realistic characters, and a disturbing plot to boot – it’s like falling in love with horror all over again! I loved the honest, straightforward writing and the uncanny atmosphere; however, one thing stood out for me, and that’s the author’s storytelling abilities. It’s a 500 pages book, and it flows like water!”
– Milt Theodossiou – Goodreads
There are events that sour a place, turn it into a hole in the world.

An unseen evil is growing deep beneath the isolated seaside town of White Harbor, which an insidious cult worships as their God. For centuries, it has fed on the inner darkness of its people, their nightmares, and their secrets, forming the almost tangible collective mind the locals call “Blight Harbor”.

Only one person can speak directly to the town’s God: Martha Lange, an Alzheimer’s patient in the town’s hospice. The Faithful call her “Mother”. She is the messenger of God, and she has proclaimed it’s time for His awakening. When Peter, Martha’s estranged son, returns to White Harbor after a personal loss, he’s unaware that his arrival will act as a catalyst for a dark omen, and God has promised Mother a reward for her service.

As supernatural events, disappearances, and horrors shake White Harbor over the course of three nights, Peter Lange and a group of townspeople swallowed up in these events must desperately find answers in the town’s history of death and tragedy. The source of the cult, and the true nature of “Blight Harbor” must be uncovered, because the final ritual is underway, and the most prominent phrase in the cult’s unearthly tongue translates to:

“God will feed.”

***Includes the prequel novella, I Am the Door***

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