Violet
by Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas’ first novel, Kill Creek, is being developed as a horror series for Showtime, was shortlisted for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, and was the winner of the American Library Association’s Horror Book of the Year.

In the lineage of Peter Straub and Julia, Violet is the disturbing tale of a woman haunted by her long-abandoned imaginary friend.

For many children, the summer of 1988 was filled with sunshine and laughter. But for ten-year-old Kris Barlow, it was her chance to say goodbye to her dying mother.

Three decades later, loss returns—her husband killed in a car accident. And so, Kris goes home to the place where she first knew pain—to that summer house overlooking the crystal waters of Lost Lake. It's there that Kris and her eight-year-old daughter will make a stand against grief.

But a shadow has fallen over the quiet lake town of Pacington, Kansas. Beneath its surface, an evil has grown—and inside that home where Kris Barlow last saw her mother, an old friend awaits her return.