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The Burn Palace

Stephen Dobyns

Chaos runs amok in small-town Brewster, Rhode Island in Dobyns's (Boy in the Water, 1999) terrifying supernatural thriller. A baby has gone missing from the local hospital, with a giant snake found wriggling around in the baby's place. Detective Woody Potter is called in to investigate what turns out to be the first in a string of odd occurrences in his small town. Roving packs of coyotes, satanic ceremonies, and murder soon follow--but who, or what, is the cause of all of it? A superbly paced chiller with enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing until the final pages.