Now available FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A PRINT EDITION—two terrifying novellas from bestselling author Ania Ahlborn, “a great storyteller who spins an atmosphere of dread literally from the first page” (Jeff Somers). THE PRETTY ONES & IF YOU SEE HER. Two novellas, one spine-chilling book!
Dark things have been following Maggie Olsen since she was a child; things that followed her home from the cemetery, things that refused to let her grow up in peace. Now, after three years away, tragedy brings Maggie back to the home she's convinced she'd cursed as a child. She's tried to convince herself that ghosts don't exist, but the moment she steps into the foyer of her family home, she can feel it. The darkness, it's here. And it's grown all-the-more powerful while she's been away.
Jude Brighton is missing, and ten-year-old Stevie knows the first forty-eight hours are imperative. That, and Deer Valley, Oregon doesn't have a great track record for missing kids. Little Max Larsen had disappeared under mysterious circumstances only to wind up dead. Now, Stevie must find Jude before time runs out, before another worst-case scenario unfolds. But what he uncovers is more horrifying than his own twisted imagination had dared to suggest...
Deep in the heart of Appalachia stands a crooked farmhouse miles from any road. The Morrows keep to themselves, and it’s served them well so far. When girls go missing off the side of the highway, the cops don’t knock on their door. Which is a good thing, seeing as to what’s buried in the Morrows’ backyard.
New York, 1977. The sweltering height of the Summer of Sam. The city is gripped with fear, but all Nell Sullivan worries about is whether or not she’ll ever make a friend. The self-proclaimed “Plain Jane” does her best to fit in with the girls at work, but Nell’s brother, Barrett, assures her that she’ll never be like them. When Nell manages to finally garner some attention, the unthinkable happens to her newfound friend. The office pool blames Son of Sam, but Nell knows the awful truth...
Washed-up true-crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback. His chance comes when he’s promised exclusive access to death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the notorious cult leader and mass murderer who’s ready to break his thirty year silence. Lucas sets out to capture the real story, living at the scene of the crime. Except he’s not alone. Jeffrey Halcomb promised his devout eternal life, and within these walls, they’re far from dead.
Twenty years ago, the mysterious death of his aunt left Aaron Holbrook orphaned and alone. He abandoned his rural Arkansas hometown vowing never to return, until his seven-year-old son died in an accident, plunging Aaron into a nightmare of addiction and grief. Desperate to reclaim a piece of himself, he returns to the hills of his childhood, to Holbrook House, where he hopes to find peace among the memories of his youth. But solace doesn’t come easy. Someone—or something—has other plans.
Ryan Adler and his twin sister, Jane, return to their parents' mountain cabin for one last winter hurrah with friends. But something lurks in the forest, watching the cabin, growing ever bolder as the snow falls…and its hunger rises. When a blizzard leaves the group stranded, the creatures outside close in, one bloody attack at a time. Now Ryan, Jane, and their friends must fight for their lives. Or else surrender to their own unspeakable deaths in the darkened woods.
Andrew Morrison sacrificed everything to look after his alcoholic mother. Determined to get out and live his life, he breaks free. But the only thing worse than Drew’s squalid new digs and sullen roommate is the envy he feels for the house next door. But the better acquainted he gets with his new neighbors—especially the sweet and sexy Harlow Ward—the more he suspects unspeakable darkness beyond the white picket fence.