The Funhouse by Dean Koontz

The Funhouse (1980)

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Publisher: Jove, New York - Published under the pseudonym Owen West    
Book Description From Cover:      
  Once there was a girl who ran away and joined a traveling carnival. She married a man she grew to hate - and gave birth to a child she could never love. A child so monsterous that she killed it with her own hands . . . Twenty-five years later, Ellen Harper has a new life, a new husband, and two normal children - JOey loves monster movies and Amy is about to graduate from high school. But their mother drowns her secret guilt in alcohol and prayer. The time has come for Amy and Joey to pay for her sins . . .

Because Amy is pregnant.

And the carnival is back in town.
First Paragraph:        
  Ellen Straker sat at the small kitchen table in the airstream travel trailer, listening to the night wind, trying not to hear the strange scratching that came from the baby's bassinet.

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