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When fourteen year old Ryan Perry moves to his grandmother’s coastal home in South Carolina, he is haunted by a malevolent entity masquerading as his double – a specter of ancient evil intent on destroying Ryan. As the hauntings become dangerous, Ryan encounters an additional threat: two menacing feral boys and their caretaker somehow connected to this other twin. Ryan soo ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published September 15th 2013 by Damnation Books (first published September 1st 2013)
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Jon Recluse
Oct 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
A coming of age story involving dark family secrets and supernatural evil that deftly avoids the expected cliches. The characters are fully fleshed and emotionally engaging, although the book would be a little more appropriate for a teen reader looking for a real horror novel.
An author to watch.
Wesley Thomas
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We are pushed into a compelling story that's gruesome, gripping, and shocking. Right from the get-go we get the sense the story will be unforgettable, and that is an accurate assumption. This extraordinary writer leads the way in horror fiction by telling us a haunting tale that is paced perfectly and is well balanced between scares, chills and intrigue. It unfolds naturally with some brutal and ruthless deaths giving us plenty of breathless suspense. He has taken every ingredient necessary to w ...more
Becca Rose
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Ryan lived with his adopted mother and father until Ryan's dad dies. Then to help his mother cope with the loss she decides to take her son and move in with her mother.
When they arrive at Ryan's grandma's house he starts to see a ghost that looks just like him. When he has sightings or interactions with this twin he ends up getting very hurt to the point where he's in the hospital. He also sees 2 boys around that seem wild. He notices that they ha
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Jean Gregory
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this debut novel and it kept me interested and reading during a beach vacation.
Margaret
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kids, uh?

I've had a lot of distractions whilst reading this book but once I got the chance, I couldn't put it down! I found it intense, scary but totally believable! Young Ryan loses his father and is moved to his mother's hometown. Strange things have been happening in the area and Ryan soon gets drawn into it all as he learns more about his background. I'm not going to elaborate further, just say, I'm glad I chose to read this book!
KArleen clausen
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A knock out book!!!

This book went way over my expectations! Once I started it I couldnt put it down. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the time I was reading it and had a hard time putting it down to sleep at night.
Anita Collins
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Birth offering

Attention grabbing story well told genuine understanding of teenagers and their personal fears of what peers think of each other
Brian Moloney
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Finished this book over the weekend and I really enjoyed it. A pleasantly ghoulish read, which has me double checking my locks at night. Thanks for that. For that, Mr. Hains. Do I smell a sequel brewing? “Birth Offering” had me both engrossed and just plain “grossed” throughout this compelling tale of…well, I can’t even describe it. Juts pick up a copy and find out for yourself…if you dare…..
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Anthony Hains is a professor emeritus of counseling psychology with a specialization in pediatric psychology. He retired in May 2018 after thirty-one years at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He is the author of a number of horror novels including Nightshade’s Requiem, Sleep in the Dust of the Earth, and The Disembodied. Anthony lives with his wife in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. They have one d ...more

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