cover image Ghost Walk

Ghost Walk

Brian Keene, . . Dorchester/Leisure, $7.99 (275pp) ISBN 978-0-8439-5645-0

Nodens, He Who Must Not Be Named from the Labyrinth, has returned to York County, Pennsylvania to try to destroy this world. Standing against him is Adam Senft, the doomed writer who killed his satyr-bedding wife in Dark Hollow ; Levi Stoltzfus, a magus excommunicated from the Amish faith; and Maria Nasr, a reporter who is in over her head. As Halloween grows ever nearer and the boundaries between worlds get thinner, a local haunted attraction at LeHorn's Hollow provides an easy supply of victims for the ever-hungry Nodens. Keene returns to creepy LeHorn's Hollow with enthusiasm and with a formidable chunk of evil in Nodens, but this sequel never feels as frightening as Dark Hollow , as the victims are less well integrated into the plot. Still, Keene demonstrates an authoritative grasp on primal fears and on a rural America cut off from the mainstream. (July)