In the lineage of Peter Straub’s Julia, Scott Thomasâ 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 returnsâher husband killed in a car accident. And so, Kris goes home to the place where she first knew painâto that summer house overlooking the crystal waters of Lost Lake. Itâs 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 grownâand inside that home where Kris Barlow last saw her mother, an old friend awaits her return.