Beware if fact and fiction suddenly start to blur with this perfectly horrifying omnibus from Richard and Judy bestseller Alison Littlewood, a master of subtle horror who explodes genre conventions. Contains an exclusive preview of the sequel to A Cold Season: A Cold Silence.
Beware if fact and fiction suddenly start to blur with this perfectly horrifying omnibus from Richard and Judy bestseller Alison Littlewood, a master of subtle horror who explodes genre conventions. Contains the titles A Cold Season, Path of Needles and The Unquiet House, plus an exclusive preview of the sequel to A Cold Season: A Cold Silence.
A COLD SEASON
A BROKEN FAMILY
Cass is trying to rebuild her life after the loss of her soldier husband, and a renovated mill in the picture-perfect village of Darnshaw looks to be the idyllic spot to bring up her traumatised son.
A DARK SECRET
But the locals aren't as friendly as Cass had hoped, and Ben is beginning to display a hostility she can't understand. Then the blizzards blow in, and Darnshaw is marooned in a sea of snow.
Now, threatened on all sides, Cass finds herself pitted against forces she can barely comprehend.
The cold season has begun . . .
PATH OF NEEDLES
Don't follow the path into the woods . . .
A body is found in a shallow grave in the trees near Newmillerdam. The victim is a young girl, and the gruesome way in which the body has been posed has the police at a loss. Until, on a hunch, Alice Hyland, an expert in fairytales is brought into the investigation. And it is Alice who finds the connection between the body of Chrissie Farrell and an obscure Italian version of Snow White. It seems a fairytale has taken a twisted, nightmarish turn.
Then another body is found in a similarly shocking state. Now Alice must fight, not just to prove her innocence, but to protect herself from what lies in wait in the woods . . .
THE UNQUIET HOUSE
Mire House is dreary, cold and isolated. But when Emma Dean inherits it from a distant relative, she immediately feels a sense of belonging.
It isn't long before Charlie Mitchell, grandson of the original owner, appears, claiming that he wants to get to know her as they are the last of their family. But Emma suspects he's more interested in the house than his long-lost relatives.
And when she starts seeing ghostly figures, Emma begins to wonder: is Charlie trying to scare her away, or are there darker secrets lurking in the corners of Mire House?