“The Conjuring meets Poltergeist.”
“The Headless Boy now ranks among some of my favorites in [grief horror], alongside Pet Sematary and Remains.”
“Without a doubt, this is perhaps Kelli Owen’s best work to date.”
“There is an almost suffocating level of realism, that draws you to participation…”
From the back cover:
Reeling from the loss of a child, Maggie finds her job at the local daycare unbearable and errands around town impossible. She knows every child, every single parent, and they’re all reminders of what she’s lost. Unable to heal, she sinks further into the grip of grief and depression.
Jake is a good guy, a great husband, and wants only the best for his broken wife. Therapy and medications aren’t helping, and a change of scenery makes perfect sense. A new home. A fresh start. He is nothing but patient, giving Maggie the space and emotional support needed to move on.
But once they’ve settled in, Maggie offers him an alternative. And though Jake doesn’t believe in ghosts, he plays along with the charade in the name of helping his wife. Until he discovers it’s not a game.
They are not alone.
As the subtle activity grows violent, Jake realizes the thing in their house has chosen Maggie as a surrogate mother, and it does not want a father figure. Jake and Maggie’s fresh start has become a battlefield, and he’s no longer sure which side his wife is on.
Does Jake have the strength to save them both?
THE HEADLESS BOY, available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook.