What begins in madness and desperation must eventually end that way. The Taylors want nothing more than to start a family, but the couple remains childless. A stranger, known only as Mr. Smith, arrives on their doorstep late one night with a strange proposition: safeguard a crate for the peculiar man and they’ll get their offspring. They strike a dark and irrevocable bargain. Almost twenty-five years later, the Taylors’ farmland is occupied by a new family-but the curse of the past lives on. Does wickedness dwell in the soil itself, or does evil grow from what takes root there?
Fallow Ground Review
Fallow Ground is only 270 pages long, but it felt like it was 570. It was semi-interesting, but never crossed the line to creeping me out or truly entertaining me. In fact, it only actually evoked one reaction in me – disgust – towards the very end, and that was primarily because I’ve got a sinus infection so I’m a little queasy in general at the moment.
This is a story of one home, and the lives of people that inhabit it throughout the years. It’s the story of the sheriff who’s seen it from the unsettling beginnings to it’s unsettling present. It’s a spin on the classic tale of man trying to beat death, and the horrors that arise from that battle. It’s a lesson on being careful what you wish for, because what you get might not be what you wanted after all.
It’s also kind of boring. It’s not a bad book, it’s just not the type of horror book that I enjoy, contrary to what the synopsis lead me to believe. It felt like the type of book that people who enjoy tales from Stephen King might enjoy, but if you like your stories a bit faster paced and more gripping, it’s probably not going to do much for you. Still, if you’d like to give it a try, it’s available on Amazon.