First, the dream. Now this message from the mouth of a stranger. It was too much of a coincidence for Nate Carver, and has him dropping everything to help a woman he hasn’t even thought about in eight years, not since the overdose that almost took Cathy Deveraux’s life.
The prison escape of Thomas Elbert stirs up memories for Detective Alec Palmer, and the man’s death raises questions. Why would a catatonic convicted killer suddenly wake up and escape, only to commit suicide days later? Or was it murder? And what connection did he have to Nate Carver, a man on the run with a daughter he never knew he had?
All roads lead to Boston, where, in their search for answers, they will be drawn into the dark world of the occult and mysticism. Of parallel worlds and alternate realities. Of doors that open onto other times and other worlds. Of dreams that won’t be denied. By the time they realize they are merely pawns in a much bigger game, a game where the fate of the world is at stake, will it be too late?
That’s what the voice on the radio promised, and as Heath and his friends drove through the snow-capped mountains of West Virginia, they could almost believe it. Their destination? Blue Brier and the neighboring ski resort.
More Like Hell
The signs were there—becoming more evident as they drove deeper into the mountains of West Virginia—that something wasn’t right. And nowhere was it more obvious than in Blue Brier itself, with its warning of “Prepare to Meet Thy God” painted on the side of a shed. Nor did the group heed the subtle warning issued by the local sheriff.
Ask, So That Your Sins May be Forgiven
The Harrowing is upon them, and it’s too late to repent. Now they’re running scared, running as though the very hounds of Hell are nipping at their heels.
It’s not only houses that are haunted. People can be haunted too. In fact, we’re all haunted. By the past. By the truth. By our own failures. By ghosts. From the warped mind of Neil Davies comes a collection of chilling tales that will follow you into sleep, twist your dreams into nightmares, and haunt your waking hours. Be prepared to meet…
A war hero haunted by a past he can’t remember… A widower caught in a nightmare caused by his wife’s desire for a child… A wheelchair-bound woman taunted by a handicapped girl living in the walls… A young girl drawn in to an evil plot after witnessing an old woman’s suicide… A man who returns home to confront the nightmares of his youth… A bullied teen who teaches her tormentors a lesson they won’t soon forget… and many more!
“Tragic story of a young man from a family of ghost hunters, involved with the spirit of a murdered girl…the ending will haunt you. Cheryl Low redefines horror with this lullaby of the dead.”
Everybody has secrets…
For years, Benedict Lyon has been living a lie. Not even his family knows the truth he’s been keeping from the world. Only Emmeline knows his secret—and she’s dead.
…some are darker than others…
When the matriarch of the Lyon family passes away, Benedict is summoned home for the funeral. Emmeline urges Benedict not to go, certain that if he returns to that house, neither one of them will escape.
…but are they worth dying for?
Their presence in the family home causes the spirit of Gloria Lyon to become restless, and as the remaining members of the Lyon family attempt to put their mother to rest, long buried secrets, some deadlier than others, are unearthed. Who will survive…
“History and present day collide, and in the pandemonium that follows, Darke has crafted a quality narrative that is both comedic and dripping with tension. An entertaining folk horror tale a thousand years in the making.” –Dave Jeffery, author of Tooth & Claw and A Quiet Apocalypse
“Darke lures you in to a tale about a gentle, but ultimately doomed relationship, then slaps you upside the head with shock after shock, extreme gore, surrealistically nightmarish sequences, all building toward a breathless, horrific finale.” –Stuart R. West, author of Corporate Wolf and Ghosts of Gannaway
From the moment their eyes met across the crowded sales floor, Billy knew he had met his soulmate, the woman he was meant to be with. While on a date, the appearance of three hooded figures in a field spooks Aura, and she tells Billy he needs to put her from his mind, forget she ever existed. Then she was gone.
But how do you forget the one you are destined to be with?
The only clue to his girlfriend’s disappearance is an old and very strange guide to country walks that Aura had shown great interest in—particularly Walk No. 21, which would take the traveler through “deepest, darkest Somerset.”
What is it about Walk No. 21 that had Aura so fascinated?
And why has it become an obsession, not only of Billy’s, but of anyone who has come in contact with the book?