CAN KILLING BE PASSED ON FROM FATHER TO SON?
Like high cholesterol, male pattern baldness, or a career in confections?
It’s something Bobby Blessing worries about a lot. He’s not just the owner of an ice cream parlor. Bobby is also the son of the Brittle Butcher—a serial killer marking time on Florida’s Death Row.
For years, Bobby has kept to himself, leaving his nightmares and his hometown far behind, while working hard to keep his family’s disturbing past at bay. (Yeah, his mom is quite the treat, too.)
Then, one snowy night, the enigmatic Cori Widdoes turns up with a craving for ice cream, and Bobby’s life takes an abrupt turn. For the better. Love and marriage soon follow. Bobby is happier than he has ever been.
Problem is, nothing good in his life lasts for long. Ignoring history is one thing, forgetting it another.
When rumor, hearsay, and mistaken identity target his life, his wife, and their livelihoods, ultimately escalating into violence, Bobby chooses to confront his demons head-on—both the real and the imagined.
He and Cori return to the town that had shunned him years earlier. And, almost immediately, idyllic Hillsdale degenerates into batshit crazy Hellsdale with a body count to match.
Watch your back. Lock your doors. Be courteous to everyone, no matter who, no matter what. Yes, everyone.
Don’t say you weren’t warned.