Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / “The Darkest Part of the Woods” by Ramsey Campbell

Today’s featured book is The Darkest Park of the Woods by Ramsey Campbell.

"The Darkest Part of the Woods" by Ramsey Campbell

“The Darkest Part of the Woods” by Ramsey Campbell

Why I chose this book:

Something older than time in a dark forest finds an opening into this world through the actions of the Price family in this modern horror rooted in Lovecraftian mind. Be careful what you search for. You might find it. From one of my favorite unabashedly unapologetic horror writers.

Ramsey Campbell has been acclaimed as a “master of dark fantasy” by Clive Barker, the “master of a skewed and exquisitely terrifying style” by Library Journal, “one of the world’s foremost horror writers” by the San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle, and a “master of mood” by Publishers WeeklyThe Darkest Part of the Woods is contemporary dark fantasy, bordering on horror. It is evocative, emotional, and disturbing.

The Darkest Part of the Woods introduces the Price family, whose fates are entangled with the ancient forest of Goodmanswood. Dr. Lennox Price discovered a hallucinogenic moss that became the focus of a cult. After Lennox’s death, his widow seems to see and hear him in the trees-or is it a dark version of the Green Man that caresses her with leafy hands? Lennox’s grandson heeds a call to lie in his lover’s arms in the very heart of the forest-and cannot help but wonder what the fruit of that love will be.

And Heather, Lennox’s daughter, who turned her back on her father’s mysteries and sought sanctuary in the world of facts and history? Goodmanswood summons her as well….

If you want to make your own comments on this selection, we would love to hear from you. Join ourFacebook Killer Nashville group page or our blog and join in the discussion.

Remember that these books are listed at a discount through Amazon. You also don’t have to purchase the version that is featured here. Many of these books are available in multiple formats: e–book, hardcover, softcover, and audio. Enjoy!

– Clay Stafford, Founder of Killer Nashville

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About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker (www.ClayStafford.com) and founder of Killer Nashville (www.KillerNashville.com). As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” (www.OneOfTheMiracles.com) and the music CD “XO” (www.JefferyDeaverXOMusic.com). A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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