Cursed Be the Child

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Leisure Books, Jul 1, 1994 - Fiction - 357 pages
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A terrifying novel of passion and possession by the author of Strangers. Five-year-old Melissa loves her family's new home--especially the big basem ent--and her new friend Lisette. Melissa's parents tell her Lisette is imaginary, but the truth is worse . . . for Lisette has waited years to steal a child's soul.

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User Review  - BookNerdsBrainDump - Goodreads

Short Take: You know the time you read that book that you really hated, but you read it anyway because it was great? It's like that. I was inspired to pick this up after reading Gary Braunbeck's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

A very DARK and DEVIANT read...would not pick this up if you have a weak stomach...some of the subject matter is difficult to read. I'm an experienced horror reader, and parts of this had me disturbed ... Read full review

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Sam Weller is the authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury and a two-time Bram Stoker Award finalist. He is the author of The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury (William Morrow, 2005), and Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews (Melville House Publishers/Stop Smiling Books, 2010). Weller has written for the Paris Review, National Public Radio, and is the former Midwest Correspondent for Publishers Weekly. His short fiction has been published in numerous journals and magazines. He lives in Chicago with his wife Jan and three daughters.

Mort Castle is a horror author and a writing teacher who has published over 500 short stories. Twice a winner of the Black Quill award, seven times a Bram Stoker Award nominee, Castle edited On Writing Horror, the primary reference work for dark fiction authors. He lives near Chicago with Jane, his wife of 40 years.

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