Laura Benedict is the author of Devil's Oven, as well as the dark suspense novels Isabella Moon and Calling Dr Lonely Hearts. Her work has appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, PANK, and numerous anthologies. She originated and edited the Surreal South anthology of short fiction series with her husband, Pinckney Benedict, and recently edited Feeding Kate, a charity anthology.
The past never stays buried at Bliss House...Rainey Bliss Adams' perfect life came to an end one spring afternoon, when her husband was killed in an explosion that horrifically burned their fourteen year-old daughter, Ariel. Desperate for a new start, she takes Ariel to live in the beautiful house in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where the Bliss family has lived for over a century. Once there, Ariel starts to mysteriously heal. But as a series of tragedies begins to unfold, it becomes clear that a darkness lurks behind the dignified facade of Bliss House - one which will drive both mother and daughter apart, as each is forced to confront its evil on her own...Richly Gothic, creeping and dark, Bliss House is a haunting tale of loss, love - and the secrets our houses can keep.