Verne's Momma had one rule which could never be broken. He could not reveal to any outsider what went on within their house. Verne knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that to violate that rule was to bring unholy tortures down onto his head.
And so not a word passed his lips. Not during the twenty-five years he lived in the dank basement, curled up on the thin mattress.
Not during the ten long years of his prison sentence.
Until he made the mistake...
Death Watch by Lisa Shea isn't really a horror story. Very little is revealed about Verne's time in the basement or why exactly he ended up in prison...just disjointed memories...bits and pieces about the situation, even less about the characters. Seemed rather pointless.