Violent and haunting, Abode(Bloodshot. Jul. 2017. ISBN 9780998067971. pap. $14.99) by Morgan Sylvia is a good old-fashioned novel of monsters wreaking havoc. It unfoldsin a locale many horror fans know well: an old house in the middle ofthe woods. As one can expect, bad things start to happen when a newfamily moves in, but the story gets fresh power in the way the frightsare revealed. The opening chapter sets the scene perfectly with anurgent email from someone mysterious, addressing "you" about theharrowing events that have already come, even if "you" cannot fullyremember them. The unique frame and voice create an extra found footage layer of fear and suspense.