Deep in Appalachia, there’s an unknown mountain called Devil’s Oven, a place where extraordinary, dark things have been happening for centuries. Now, the mountain has given Ivy Luttrell, a lonely seamstress, the power to fashion herself the perfect man. But instead of bringing Ivy happiness, her creation terrorizes the nearby town with a brutal single-mindedness that even Ivy cannot understand. The madness quickly touches Bud Tucker, the owner of the local strip club, and his seductive wife, Lila, wrenching apart their marriage, and putting their lives at terrible risk. The only person who may be able to save Ivy and everyone around her is Jolene, a young dancer whose roots and power lie deep within the past, and in the soil of Devil’s Oven itself.
“Haunting and poetic.” —David Morrell, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Devil’s Oven is stunning and lyrical and all kinds of creepy. Benedict taps into our childhood’s grimmest fairy tales, and takes them in a delightfully spooky new direction. [She] has graced us with a sophisticated and thoroughly grown-up contemporary nightmare. I won’t sleep easy for days.” —J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of When Shadows Fall