I received an email the other day from someone who'd discovered Too Much Horror Fiction while trying to find a horror novel they'd read years ago, but could not recall the title of at all. In the email they described the book to see if I knew it, but I must confess, the description leaves me at a loss! So I offered to put up the description here to see if any of you horror fiction fans can help. Does any of this sound familiar?
It's about a husband and wife who murder a little girl in order to get inheritance money. The little girl is a sister of either the husband or wife, but I can't remember which. The couple bury the girl after they murder her, but she comes back and haunts them as revenge.
The little girl (maybe around age 8-12) is really evil when she comes back, and she makes the couple do crazy and disturbing things. For example, the husband (I think his name was Jeff) is found ripping apart the family dog and eating it.
I think the cover of the book has a picture of a creepy little girl covered in dirt (since she was buried after she was murdered).
They date the book to about 20 or 25 years ago, so it's from the classic horror paperback era. And I have to say it does sound pretty cool, but one thing I've learned while writing this blog is how much horror I have not read. Any ideas, readers? Thanks!
The book is Nightmare Child by Daniel Ransom (St Martin's Press 1990). Thanks to reader Garry!