When Randall Sheppard first saw the old house, he thought it was a disaster. Rundown, deteriorated, it had been unattended for years—but his family fell in love with the place. Despite his protests, they moved in and he began the long process of fixing everything that was broken. But the deterioration wasn’t the only thing wrong with the house. Something vile and ancient was waiting for him. Something that had been forgotten, something from Randall’s past. As he starts to uncover the enigma of the house on Canterbury Circle, Randall struggles desperately to protect his family from the malevolent force lurking within. And as the body count begins to rise, he realizes he isn’t the only one that knows.
Fran Brody has seen many families come and go from the house. She’s seen how they’ve disintegrated, how they’ve destroyed themselves—and the Sheppard family is no exception. The old woman has made a vow to stop the evil, but the years have taken their toll, and the Sheppard’s transformation is happening at an alarming speed. If she’s to finally end the horror she must risk everything. The house may have its secrets…but so does Fran.
Rand soon discovers he is not the first to encounter the horrors within, but if he’s unable to stop it he knows he’ll become just another John Doe in an ongoing series of forgotten bodies the house has claimed.
“Found myself so tense I realized I was holding my breath! Terrence Scott is...
...a master at building perpetual pressure that congeals the mind into a space that can’t escape the musty smell in Portrait of John Doe.”
“Terrence Scott’s Portrait of John Doe
is a spine-tingling psychological thriller that combines a rich mix of drama with real nail-biting supernatural suspense. Terrence Scott’s voice is rare and unique and one you’ll not soon forget. His debut epic novel is one you won’t be able to put down, or stop talking about.”