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When a troubled young American couple leases a flat in Portugal, they hope to rekindle lost feelings for one another in an exotic new setting far removed from reminders of their past. But as the first hours in their new surroundings unfold, it quickly becomes apparent that their stay in the flat will be anything but relaxing. Something haunts the unit, and now it’s haunting them, shutting them off from the outside world at the same time it turns the lovers against one another in the most brutal of ways.

As they struggle to find a way out of a living hell, with its multitude of unforgiving horrors, the two finally come to realize they can't escape themselves. And that no one leaves THE FLAT.


“The perfect combination of great research and impossible to put down writing." -- Jeremy Robinson [on THE YETI: A Novel by Rick Chesler and Jack Douglas], international bestselling author of APOCALYPSE MACHINE and PROJECT NEMESIS

“This is the sort of reading that I just can't put down. Will keep you spell-bound to the very end.” –Reader review on QUAKE by Jack Douglas

“A wild collision of modern SF and oldschool horror. Over the top, inventive and scary fun!”-- Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of PATIENT ZERO [on JURASSIC DEAD by Rick Chesler and David Sakmyster]


From the Desk of Amaro Dias Silva

Casey Morton-Blaine Literary Agency


Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10118
United States


Attn: Jenna Bagetta

Dear Senhora Bagetta:

I understand that you are the literary agent representing Craig Devlin, my most recent tenant here in Lisbon, Portugal. I am, therefore, taking the liberty of forwarding to you your client’s completed manuscript, as it was left behind when Sr. Devlin vacated my flat. As you may know, Sr. Devlin and his fiancée Amy Berdan left no forwarding address.

It should be noted, given the circumstances, I have also forwarded copies of this manuscript to Portuguese and American authorities, as well as to the brother of Senhora Amy Berdan, who contacted me several times with regard to his sister’s whereabouts.

With respect to Sr. Devlin’s manuscript, in my humble opinion, the story is quite good, though perhaps too disturbing for an American publisher. In any event, I leave it with you to do as you will. I am certain you will find the book a good home.

Sincerely yours,

Amaro Dias Silva

P.S. If you are ever to consider Lisboa as a spot to spend your holiday, please feel free to contact me should you require somewhere to stay. I am certain I have the perfect place.

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