The Remaking

A Novel

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“Absolutely chilling.”-Mallory O’Meara, author ofThe Lady from the Black Lagoon

Inspired by a true story, this supernatural thriller for fans of horror and true crime follows a tale as it evolves every twenty years-with terrifying results.

In the 1930s, Ella Louise and her daughter Jessica are dragged fromtheir home at the outskirts of Pilot’s Creek, Virginia, in the middle ofthe night. Ella Louise is accused of using her apothecary for witchcraft,and both are burned at the stake. Ella Louise’s burial site is neverfound, but the little girl has the most famous grave in the South- asteel-reinforced coffin surrounded by a fence of interconnected whitecrosses. Some wonder- If the mother was the witch, why is Jessica’sgrave so tightly sealed?

This question fuels a legend as their story is told around a campfirein the 1950s by a man forever marked by his boyhood encounterswith Jessica. Decades later, a boy at that campfire will cast AmberPendleton as Jessica in a ’70s horror movie inspired by the Witch Girlof Pilot’s Creek. Amber’s experiences on the set and its meta-remakein the ’90s will ripple through pop culture, ruining her life and careerafter she becomes the target of a witch hunt herself.

Amber’s best chance to break the cycle of horror comes when atrue-crime investigator tracks her down to interview her for his popularpodcast. But will this final act of storytelling redeem her-or willit bring the story full circle, ready to be told once again. And again.And again . . .

On Sale
Oct 8, 2019
Page Count
304 pages
Quirk Books