A Gathering Misery

Rocky Porch Moore lures the reader in with the promise of a dark, tragic fairytale, then hits with the full force of horror later on when you’re hooked and invested in poor Debbie’s fate. The characters were well rounded and believable in their actions and emotions, and the legacy concept of a family curse is dealt with in some new and innovative ways that I’ve not read before. Overall, A Gathering Misery is a sequel that packs a punch and I’d definitely recommend it to supernatural horror fans everywhere. – K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite, Sept 2018

A family teeters on the verge of collapse, wracked by a despair as scorching as the Alabama summer. Deborah Ballard, on the cusp of adolescence, is pushed away by her grieving parents into the overbearing arms of the grandmother who has vowed to straighten her out.

Hers is a family rooted to secrets, whose demons threaten to shatter a veneer of carefully-crafted control.

It is a family tethered to a past that reaches beyond the grave.

Deborah is no stranger to death. A malevolence shrouds the women of her family, demanding a blood price from each daughter, generation by generation. Will Deborah be able to break the cycle of cruelty that mars the family name, or is she destined to be another pawn in the insidious legacy of Clemenceau’s daughters?

2018 Gold Medalist | Adult Fiction Horror

President’s Book Awards
Florida Authors and Publishers Association

Other Information

Publication Date April 10, 2018
Language English
Pages 208

Available Formats:
Paperback (978-1-59616-061-3)
eBook (978-1-59616-062-0)

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