Inspired by actual events.
It’s 1817, and Tennessee is on the western frontier as America expands into the unknown. In idyllic Adams County, home of the Bell family, there exists a collection of tight-knit rural communities with deeply held beliefs. And even more deeply buried secrets. Jack and Lucy Bell operate a prosperous family farm northwest of Nashville where life with their many children is peaceful. Simple country life. That is until those secrets take on a life of their own and refuse to remain unspoken.
Much has been written about the legend of the Bell Witch of Tennessee, but the details of the Bell family’s terrifying experience with the supernatural have never been told in quite the way that Bram Stoker Award-nominated horror author John F.D. Taff has conceived. In his novel, for the first time, the Witch has her own say. And what she reveals about the incident and the dark motivations behind her appearance reaches way beyond a traditional haunting.
Forget what you’ve read about this wholly American legend. What you believe you know about the mysterious occurrences on the Bell farm are wrong. Uncover the long-hidden reality that’s far more horrifying than any ghost story you’ve ever heard.
Praise for The Bell Witch
“A compelling and frightening read.” — Mark Miller, Ain’t it Cool News
“An outstanding read by one of my favorite horror writers of all time.” — Rhiannon Elizabeth Irons, Truly Disturbing
“A compelling ghost story like no other, which will haunt you long after the last page.” — John Milton, Andy Erupts
“A classic ghost story full of creepy sounds, scary nights, and top-notch dialogue. Fans of great ghost stories now have cause for celebration.” — Gabino Iglesias, Horror Talk
“If you enjoy scares and surprises, skillfully wrought human drama, and dark secrets, you must read The Bell Witch.” — Erik T. Johnson, author of Yes Trespassing
“An American Haunting meets Casper. Kept me entertained the whole time!” — Ann Hale, Pop Break
“The Bell Witch will haunt you long after you finish this well-crafted, all-American ghost story.” — Rob Errera, author of Hangman’s Jam
“A creepy tale of how a family tries to forget their past. Reminds one of the movies The Exorcist and The Omen.” — Amin Chehelnabi, Innsmouth Free Press
“A delicate, complex tapestry of words that unfolds into a glorious work of art.” — David Eccles, author of Darke Times
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