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The Eaton

An Amazon and Audible Best-Seller  |  Over 1,000 Four-Star and Five-Star Reviews  |  A Readers’ Favorite Book Award Winner

Spanning more than 100 years of mid-Michigan history, but told in the gruesome style of ‘80s horror classics, The Eaton tells the story of Sam Spicer, who purchases the dilapidated Michigan Central Railroad Depot in Eaton Rapids with the dream of opening a hot new martini bar. But when he and his friends discover an abandoned underground hotel directly beneath the property, they must discover what happened to the original guests—before their own time runs out.

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The Eaton is an astonishing debut. A tense and suspenseful thriller set in Mid-Michigan, filled with historical information, I could not put this down! Fresh, original, and truly terrifying.” – Kirk Montgomery, ABC-TV

“Out-and-out thrilling horror and an absolute page-turner— it had me wanting ‘just another chapter.’ But it is, I think, also a little more than that. Addis explores a number of very contemporary and relatable concerns here regarding the relationship between the characters and their pasts. This is a great read and I guarantee horror fans are about to be as hooked in as I was.” – Lit Amri, Readers’ Favorite

“It’s not often I find myself so absorbed in a book that grabs my attention from the onset up until the last page. It’s fast-paced, macabre and full of gritty atmospheric settings, along with a relentlessly chilling plot from an author who’s mastered the genre!” – Catherine Rose Putsche, Author of The Surgeon’s Son

“Reminiscent of an old-school Stephen King novel, The Eaton will hold you captive from its first paragraph to its shocking conclusion. This spell-binding thriller kept me guessing all the way through, and left me anxiously hoping for a sequel.” – Jenn Carpenter, Violent Ends Podcast, Author of Haunted Lansing

“Addis pens plenty of suspense, gore, disturbing imagery, and edge-of-your-seat tension throughout the entire text. The book, as a whole, is inviting, intriguing, and worth investing in. Plus, Addis manages to create independent, smart female characters, not something you see every day in a horror novel.” – Julia Gaskill, Portland Book Review


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