To Break a Covenant (Hardcover)
You can hear the breathing, almost as if it follows behind you. Yet when you turn around nothing is there. People have gone mad, or just vanished, but what really lurks in the old mine shaft at Moon basin? Clem and her friends are here to find out.
When Piper's dad is assigned to work on the mine, the town doesn't hide their dissatisfaction. When he starts coming back from the mine acting strange, the girls decide to try to figure out why and put an end to it. The only question is, will friendship be enough for what drives the mine, or will they fall victim to its darkness?
ss. This book is for horror fans that are sick of the tropes, and it passes the Bechdel test.
-PattyModish March Staff Picks
Debut voice Alison Ames delivers with a chilling, feminist thriller, perfect for fans of Wilder Girls and Sawkill Girls.
Moon Basin has been haunted for as long as anyone can remember. It started when an explosion in the mine killed sixteen people. The disaster made it impossible to live in town, with underground fires spewing ash into the sky. But life in New Basin is just as fraught. The ex-mining town relies on its haunted reputation to bring in tourists, but there’s more truth to the rumors than most are willing to admit, and the mine still has a hold on everyone who lives there.
Clem and Nina form a perfect loop—best friends forever, and perhaps something more. Their circle opens up for a strange girl named Lisey with a knack for training crows, and Piper, whose father is fascinated with the mine in a way that’s anything but ordinary. The people of New Basin start experiencing strange phenomena—sleepwalking, night terrors, voices that only they can hear. And no matter how many vans of ghost hunters roll through, nobody can get to the bottom of what’s really going on. Which is why the girls decide to enter the mine themselves.
About the Author
Alison Ames lives in Colorado with a lot of animals and her almost-wife. She loves birds, comics, and the rule of three. THE HAUNTING OF MOON BASIN is her debut novel. Find her on social media @2furiosa, and if you know (or are) Harry Styles she insists you do so.