As the back cover says:
A Pasture. A Fig Tree. An Earthquake...and Murders.
I loved it.
With such fantastic horror stories you must suspend belief, if it is a well-told tale. I have yet to embrace zombies and vampires. This was really well-written. I thought it a great story, rich in details.
I glanced at the author on the back cover and thought, what an horrific tale she tells! She looks as sweet as my late mother! Her bio on Amazon says she is 82-years-old.
Well, it's a tale! Turns out it's novel #2 for her.
It as great. We old farts have to surprise the young 'uns! It's a darn good read.
The Matriarch (Fiction / Suspense Thriller)
Returning after a recent earthquake to the small town and the southern California ranch on which he grew up, Cassidy Murphy figures it will be a two-week sojourn at most, and then he'll move on. But as wives and daughters begin to savagely murder husbands and fathers for no apparent reason--Cassidy gets caught up in figuring out why.