On a remote island it seems Mother Nature has lost her sanity. A combination of deadly flies and an unfamiliar species of spider that wear a violet mark upon its back have united and committed to breed and prey upon the living. This creepy crawly tale introduces the reader to Rachel Riordan, a single mother, and her ten year old son Eric. Residing in the sleepy town of Passanattee, the two are devoted to beginning a new life following an abusive relationship with Anders, the father. Rachel soon meets Terry, a Forest Ranger, and begins a hopeful bond along with finally succeeding at a stable and happy life for herself and her son. However, Anders has a mission of his own, which is to travel to his ex-wife and son and force them into his warped idea of a relationship. Soon the town begins experiencing odd circumstances involving the flies and spiders’ inconceivable gestation ability, where eggs are laid and hatched inside a living host. The outcome of this evolution will be one human kind will never forget - if they survive.
Just in time for Halloween, the release of Violet Eyes by John Everson brings a menacing sensation to the reader that is bound to leave a mark on the fear gland. Harkening back to humankind’s common fear of spiders, John uses his familiar creativity and writing talent that won him a Bram Stoker Award to weave this web of terror. Beginning with bone jarring moments of horror, the story quickly unfolds into a "fear of insects" worst nightmare. Continuing with many squeamish moments of gruesome fear, the plot steamrolls to a nonstop page turning conclusion. So, when settling in at night with this skin tingling read, be sure to look under your comfy chair for tiny violet eyes glowing in the darkness that are attached to a small hairy legged spider. Avoid the scurrying beast at all cost, but most of all...Beware The Bite!