Author: Richie Tankersley Cusick
Published: June 1, 1990
The victim of a car accident in the Ozark hills, Pamela Westbrook awoke to find herself in the care of the Whittakers, a quaint, hard-working family on an isolated farm. Charmed at first by their gentle customs, Pamela soon discovers the eerie rituals and dark traditions behind their old-fashioned ways. (fantasticfiction.co.uk)
You know, just based on that blurb alone it reminds me of a Supernatural episode from way back in the beginning about people sacrificing humans (after they plump them up) to a pagan god in the form of a scarecrow in order to gain bountiful harvests. Super creepy. As is that scarecrow on the cover. It’d send me screaming, that’s for sure.