Blackwater I The Flood - Blackwater Author:Michael McDowell Elinor Dammert was rescued from her room in the flood-isolated hotel. What strange mission brought her there? How did she survive her isolation? Why was she in the Alabama town of Perdido that Easter morning in 1919? These questions would never be answered because larger and even more terrifying ones would be asked. She soon would become a stran... more »ge presence in the wealthy Caskey family and their town. Horrors, virtually unspeakable and nearly undescribable, follow.« less
This was a great book. I hope to find the rest in this series so I can finish it. When a stranger shows up during a big flood and marries a man from one of the town's most prominent families, strange things begin to happen. I wasn't sure if I would like this one before reading it, but could hardly put it down once I got started on it.
This was a great little southern gothic horror story. The excellence of this book comes from the way the skill of the author depicts horror without delving into a lot of blood and gore. There is a little, yes, but the majority of the chills come from the reader's own imagination. I'm looking forward to reading all the Blackwater books. I simply have to find out what happens!