Ania Ahlborn should be revered as the queen of horror. Within These Walls is creepy, terrifying, and incredible all at the same time. The beginning gives no glimpse of what will happen by this book's end. Lucas is an average character. He moves to Washington to write the book that will bring back his career, wife, and family. His daughter, Virginia, is the real reason for the move. The fact that he plans to write about a serial killer who mentally invades those around him is scary enough, but he has agreed to live in the very house where most of the murders, aka suicides, took place. Virginia is a typical preteen who isn't sure where she fits into the world. Her mind is looking for something that she probably shouldn't find. The journey these two characters embark upon is titillating. I couldn't put this novel down. The time changes and flashbacks enhanced the story instead of interrupting it. When a culmination of events erupt into the type of ending that has a reader saying, "Ahh" you know it is a huge hit. Well done, Ania Ahlborn.
In her all-new supernatural thriller, bestselling indie horror author Ania Ahlborn asks: How far would you go for success? What would you be capable of if the promise of forever was real?
With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed-up true-crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback, one more shot at the bestselling success he once enjoyed. His chance comes when he’s promised exclusive access to death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the notorious cult leader and mass murderer who’s ready to break his silence after thirty years, and who contacted Lucas personally from his maximum-security cell. With nothing left to lose, Lucas leaves New York to live and work from the scene of the crime: a split-level farmhouse on a gray-sanded beach in Washington State whose foundation is steeped in the blood of Halcomb’s diviners—runaways who were drawn to his message of family, unity, and unconditional love. There, Lucas sets out to capture the real story of the departed faithful. Except that he’s not alone. For Jeffrey Halcomb promised his devout eternal life…and within these walls, they’re far from dead.