Beneath the floorboards under Mary's feet, Imp stalks and slithers through the ooze, through the festering stench of ancient decay. His playmates are the creatures of the night – his toys their twisted, broken bodies. As only Mary knows. Because Imp is her child, her creation, her demented, hellish vision... the evil she imprisons in the darkness below. But Imp is getting restless. There is so much out there to smell, to lick, to claw... to kill.
Andrew Neiderman (born 1940) is an American novelist. He became the ghost writer for V. C. Andrews following her death in 1986. He formerly taught English at Fallsburg Jr./Sr. High School, in upstate New York. Neiderman is married to the former model Diane Wilson. They have two children, Melissa, a teacher in Rancho Mirage, and Erik, a jet pilot. They have three grandchildren: Dustin, a musician who attends College in Los Angeles, Hannah Rose, and Emily Grace, the latter both models in LA.
Neiderman is arguably best known as the author of The Devil's Advocate, later adapted into a film of the same name, and the screenwriter who adapted Rain, based on a series of novels released under Andrews' name.
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