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Suspense, thrills, horror, and longing.

Bury the Child
Prequel to The Haunting of the Whispering House Series


A parent should never have to bury a child...


Lydia and Wade Jones live a simple life with their daughter, Adeline, in the rural countryside of Southeastern Virginia. But when Adeline passes in a devastating accident, Lydia’s life falls apart and her perception of reality is altered forever.

Lydia and Wade struggle to rebuild their lives in the wake of Adeline’s funeral. They are helplessly cast into a strange new world without their daughter. Wade knows they must learn to live again, but the challenge seems insurmountable to Lydia.

Within days of Adeline’s death, Lydia witnesses unexplainable events in the home, causing her to question her sanity and her ability to keep her marriage alive. With every passing day, the tension builds and Lydia must navigate the paranormal realities of her home without compromising her relationship with Wade.

Is grief driving her insane or is Adeline reaching beyond the grave to reunite with Lydia?

Sweet, gut wrenching, unexpected, and thrilling, Bury the Child is the suspenseful introduction to The Haunting of the Whispering House series from author L.C. Marino.

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Burn the Girls
Book 1 in The Haunting of the Whispering House Series

Debut Novel

Would you sacrifice everything to save the ones you love?


Constance is a fiercely independent high school senior living in rural James City County, Virginia. After their father abandons the family, she and her sister Abigail move into their late cousin's home with their mother, Delilah. Constance quickly becomes frustrated by her new life and her mother’s obsession with their family’s legacy. In defiance, she aspires to make a new life for herself and leave this place forever. 

But when a life-altering tragedy strikes, Constance is thrust into adulthood and a fight for survival against unimaginable forces.

Brutal visions haunt her.

Deeply disturbing and immersive paranormal experiences challenge her perception of reality.

And worse, something is taking hold of her little sister, Abigail.

How far will Constance go to save her sister and restore their family’s legacy?


Suspenseful, heart-breaking, and wildly imaginative, Burn the Girls is the first novel in The Haunting of the Whispering House paranormal horror series from author L.C. Marino.

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