Through the dark and spooky woods they drove through, on their way back from a relative's house. In the back seat huddled over a bag of crisps was Timothy Thorvikson, aged thirteen.
Sitting next to him was his younger sister Susan, who was ten. She was sleeping quietly.
Erik Thorvikson and his wife Daisy were talking gently. Outside it was pouring down, like buckets of water were being chucked from the clouds.
Timothy noticed a spooky looking building that had a sign saying, " Hotel of the Damned".