Before the Devil Fell

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Hanover Square Press
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5.6 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Neil Olson is the author of The Icon, a novel of art theft and family intrigue, and the play Dealers. He lives in New York City with his wife and works in the publishing industry.


"Hauntingly atmospheric and relentlessly suspenseful, this dark and compelling mystery reveals a shocking bedrock of buried secrets--and shows what can happen when traditional New England witchcraft meets the light of modern day. Before the Devil Fell will keep you guessing on every unpredictable--and unsettling--page." --Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of The Murder List

"Before the Devil Fell is a suspenseful, atmospheric and eerie tale of small-town secrets and a dangerous bond that links families through the centuries." --Megan Chance, author of A Drop of Ink

"Neil Olson is an unassumingly subtle writer, and Before the Devil Fell is not the kind of thriller that goes boo, but the kind that makes you think--about human nature, daemonic nature, and a lot that lies between." --Madison Smartt Bell, author of Behind the Moon

"Heavy with foreboding from the very first page, Before the Devil Fell is a novel you'll want to read with the lights on! Like most truly terrifying novels, this book is as much about the evil of which mankind is capable as it is about the supernatural. Don't miss this tense, dark, deftly written novel - it's a perfect addition to fall reading lists!" --Alyssa Palombo, author of The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel

"Equal parts engaging and creepy, this twisty tale deftly examines how secrets and regret can continue to reverberate through generations. A suspenseful story that examines how families haunt each other in life and death; possibly too creepy for late-night reading." --Kirkus Reviews

"The paranormal elements are subtle, gradually creeping in around the edges with unsettling effect. Both mystery and weird fiction fans will be pleased." --Publishers Weekly

"An appealing, atmospheric yarn." --Booklist

"Olson creates a complex tale with a greatly atmospheric plot and unknown twists. This is a fun read and once readers start it, they will find it hard to put down."
-Mystery Tribune

"A fresh take on New England witchcraft thriller." --The Day