“Featuring a likeable, ordinary family fighting to survive a horrific evil, Charles Welch’s WITHIN THE FOG is a gripping debut that reimagines the vampire story to create something that is simultaneously familiar, fresh, and utterly chilling.” -Craig DiLouie, author of THE CHILDREN OF RED PEAK
The same ancient evil that killed 115 people at Roanoke, Virginia in the late 1500’s has arrived in a small eastern Colorado town. A fog covers the small town and closes in on Tom Benton and his family. The evil that lurks within the fog feeds on humanity but has special plans for those with anger deep inside. Tom Benton’s son Bobby has seen the face of evil outside his bedroom window in the darkest hours of the night. The man who appears at his window offers a veil of redemption to those holding onto anger and rage. As the fog wraps around the Benton family home there will only be a narrow chance at survival. Can Tom Benton and his family escape the issues of their past in time to save themselves from Croatoan?
Bob has spent the past 40 years running from an evil that has relentlessly tried to kill him. Nancy is a stranger who wants to know Bob’s story of survival. As Bob reveals the story of his life to Nancy, of his constant loss, he is as much telling his story to her as he is weighing her response.
Who is Nancy?
An innocent stranger listening carefully to a story shared by an old man, or a part of the ever-present evil that continues to pursue Bob? From Illinois to Texas, from Maine to Colorado, Bob survives one attempt on his life after another. What is it that continuously hunts him? What is the true purpose in meeting Nancy? As the afternoon fades to night, Bob looks for the signs that have defined the destruction of his life. The truth will finally be revealed with the coming darkness. Who is innocent? Who is evil? And who is …… HUNTED?