Children of Demeter



In 1973, a commune of almost twenty-five people—mostly women and children—disappeared overnight from the small town of West Burma, WI. What happened to the hippie Children of Demeter has remained a mystery until this day, which is what draws Sarah Bisset, a sociologist on sabbatical, to the place.

With her personal life in ruins Sarah is more than happy to lose herself in the secrets of the isolated farmhouse, but soon those revelations have her questioning her own identity, and even her sanity. Is she prepared to navigate the labyrinth of lies and cover ups to expose the truth concealed inside Demeter House despite the consequences?


What They’re Saying

“Knight creates a palpable suspense throughout the deep and many-layered mystery, and her characters leap off the pages: Sara, especially, is fully fleshed out, haunted by both her past and her present. Readers of eerie horror will find much to enjoy.”—Publishers Weekly

“A book that dares you to turn out the light or put it down, this psychedelic dive into cults, monsters, and rebirth will blow your mind.”—Library Journal, starred review

“In her second novel, Knight takes on a vengeful goddess, the disappearance of a hippy commune, haunted land, and the ghosts of the past in an intoxicating tale of terror, betrayal, and rebirth. Be prepared to stay up far too late reading. I did.”—Patricia Lillie, author of The Cuckoo Girls

“A chilling look into cults, feminine magic and sacrifice. Fast paced with fresh ideas, Knight’s tale takes the reader in unexpected and creepy directions.” —Laurel Hightower, author of Crossroads and Whispers in the Dark

“Weird, and beautiful, and scary as hell. EV Knight takes the reader down into a place of genuine darkness. Brava!” —Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of Ink and V-Wars

“I’m a sucker for stories about mysterious cults and small towns harboring dark secrets, and EV Knight raises the bar with her mesmerizing novel, Children of Demeter. This is a confident, and beautifully written, novel that sucks you in as the chilling truth behind the Demeter cult is masterfully revealed. Expect to stay up long after the lights have gone out devouring this dark mystery. That’s where EV Knight wants you, and where her monsters lie in wait.” —Brian Kirk, author of We Are Monsters and Will Haunt You