The Dead Lands



In a place Abby calls the Dead Lands, she aids individuals trapped by unfinished Earthly business and helps them move on.

Abby meets Megan McGowan there, a sixteen-year-old girl who fell to her death on the rocky shores of Mockingbird Bay.  Megan can’t remember if it was an accident…or something worse.  With the help of Jim Burke, a young man who becomes a close friend, Abbey works to discover how Megan became trapped in this empty place.

But Abby has other troubles — her uncle, the Reverend George Standley, evil and vengeful, pursues her with his Hell Hounds through the twilight realms of the Dead Lands, waiting for her at every turn. Fortunately a mysterious protector helps her evade her uncle’s terrible revenge.

Who is this spirit protector? And will Abby ever gain release from this unchained prison?


“Rick Hautala wrote with power and passion and impacted a generation of readers and writers.” – Joe R. Lansdale

“At once terrifying and heartbreaking, The Dead Lands is one of Rick Hautala’s best. A truly emotionally-engaging story of life and death, of fear and friendship, of family and foe. Young adults and adults alike shouldn’t miss this one.” – Elizabeth Massie, author of Sineater, Hell Gate and Desper Hollow

“Rick Hautala’s haunting THE DEAD LANDS is chilling and elegant; a story of darkness spun with lyrical beauty and deep insight. Highly recommended.” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of CODE ZERO and FIRE & ASH

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Product Details:

Author:   Rick Hautala

Publication Date:   February 7, 2014


Hardcover: $26.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total Price $29.95

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Print Length:   232 Pages

Publisher:  JournalStone

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