Nick Kontis and his remaining family members have survived winter--have outlived the threat of deadly infected flies--and are heading toward presumed safety. They quickly find all exit points blocked, the perimeter burned, and learn the flies were only the beginning, as Mother Nature has stepped in to correct mankind's mistakes.
Her weapon of choice: spiders.
With thick webs covering the spring landscape, and lack of any communication leaving them on their own to guess whether or not the spiders are as lethal as the flies they're eating, they make a new plan. Fleeing in a new direction they run into another party of survivors. And what was once a breakdown of society becomes an exercise in rebuilding.
They'll need to find common ground and bond with the others, before winter arrives again. Before the spiders declare victory...
Praise for THE HATCH
“…a must read for all lovers of horror and science fiction.”
~ Cat After Dark review site
ABOUT Kelli Owen:
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kelli Owen now lives in Destination, Pennsylvania. An editor for over a decade before publishing her own works, she has attended countless writing conventions, participated on dozens of panels, and has spoken at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA regarding both her writing and the field in general. Her fiction leans toward thriller and quiet horror, with an occasional bloodbath and even rarer happy ending. For more information, please visit her website at kelliowen.com. F/F
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