On the surface, 1066 Oleander Place seems a typical twenty-something-year-old tract house in the peaceful Southern California town of Tamarind Valley. What no one--not even the closest neighbors--grasps is that this house is deadly: dark, dangerous, and evil to the core. It consumes those who enter it, one by one--spiritually, psychologically, physically! Even to visit the place challenges fate...and promises horror for everyone there.
"Not to good"
Shipwrecked on a savage planet sunk into Dark Ages barbarism, Erik Baanfeld must find a way to adapt his modern-day skills into a primitive mode - or face a short, unhappy life as a beast of burden. His only chance is to become a - Singer of Lies!
"Started off strong but then petered out."
When Payne Gunnison inherits his great-aunt's house, he discovers that the entire structure has been wired for video and sound - both to record and to play - and that "The Greer" (as the locals called the elderly recluse) had accumulated a superb library of tapes and DVDs - including some filled with scenes of extreme sex and violence. Payne quickly befriends his next-door neighbor and tenant, Nick, who becomes concerned when his new buddy becomes obsessed with the video technology. Something strange inhabits this old house - something bizarre and totally evil.
Shadow Valley is a small, isolated farming community known to few. There is little there to attract the attention of passers-by, but within one of the ramshackle old farmhouses, set in a swale some distance from the rest, there dwells a power that threatens death and destruction to any who might broach its secrets. Now, decades of tenuous stability are at risk when young Lila Ellis arrives to make the final arrangements for a project that will culminate in Shadow Valley being flooded to create a reservoir.
>A young man, relatively new to Fox Creek and living with his elderly grandmother, is discovered dead in his bed after having been severely beaten. Unfortunately, the first person to see the body is Carver Ellis; and the first police officer on the scene is already convinced that young Ellis not only found the body but murdered the victim. It's up to Victoria Sears and her new best friend from down-mountain, Lynn Hanson, to join together a tortuous series of clues to uncover precisely how and why Eric Johansson died.