The Father by Rodney Jones


The only parent Jack and Oliver have ever known is their father. When the Smiths move into the house next door, the moral foundation on which their father built his reclusive paradise is compromised. The Smiths' vivacious daughter, Lanny, steals Jack's heart, leading him astray. To save Oliver from a similar fate, the father must make an example of Jack by luring him into the cellar where his mysterious Uncle Lu is said to live. Will Jack catch on to the horrible truth behind his uncle before it's too late?

“Starts with a little tickle, he builds to some painful jabs and ends with a final WHACK that rattles the teeth in your head!” – Amazon review