Killers don’t stick out in a crowd, good intentions don’t quell the bad intentions of others, and even the best-laid plans can’t account for every eventuality.
For me, there’s nothing more unsettling than being forced to recognize exactly how vulnerable I am.
Perhaps it’s because these little reminders seem to pop out of nowhere?
A random noise in a quiet house…
Spotting a stranger out of the corner of my eye as I start down an alley…
Parking alongside a windowless van and feeling someone watching me from the other side of the tinted windshield…
They’re all common day occurrences that usually amount to nothing. It’s all those “what ifs” that can make someone’s skin crawl.
In this volume, we offer a selection of tales that show what we might encounter when we the feel the safest: a commonplace grandfather clock harboring a dark secret; a child listening to someone—or something—they shouldn’t; a man trying to pull off a lucrative deal only to find that it costs him far more than he anticipated… and many more.
Enjoy our stories. And remember, it’s not just the locks you have to recheck. An entire house is full of hiding places.
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See you in the shadows,