"Gilchrist pulls together a cast of small-town characters that are so real, I caught myself feeling sympathetic for even the most heinous character. There are no obvious, infallible "heroes" in this story, only flawed people who must rise to the occasion, even if they have to claw their way there. The story starts out feeling more like several stories told at once, but the underlying dread within each weaves everything together into a perfect web by the end. In a style reminiscent of some of the most popular horror writers, Galacar very carefully combines the fears of real life with the terrors of the supernatural. The result is beautifully unsettling. He pulls no punches when things get bad, but you still can't look away. The story is at times terrifying and at others comforting, just like the intangible monsters in the town of Gilchrist." Stefanie B., Line Editor, Red Adept Editing
Two years after losing their infant son to a tragic accident, Peter Martell, a novelist with a peculiar knack for finding lost things, and his wife, Sylvia, are devastated to learn they may no longer be able to have children. In need of a fresh start, and compelled by strange dreams, the couple decide to rent a lake house in the idyllic town of Gilchrist, Massachusetts, a place where bad things might just happen for a reason. As bizarre events begin to unfold around them—a chance encounter with a gifted six-year-old boy, a series of violent deaths, and repeated sightings of a strange creature with a terrifying nature—Peter and Sylvia find themselves drawn into the chaos and soon discover that coming to Gilchrist may not have been their decision at all. Set against a small New England town in the summer of 1966, Gilchrist is a sinister tale about the haunting origins of violence, evil, and the undying power of memory.