"Bates writes persuasively...making the horror...that much more intense" - Publishers Weekly
"Will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like" - Kirkus Reviews
"One of those books that invites you to read it in one sitting" - Hellnotes
"Bates never shies away from the bad or the ugly" - The San Francisco Book Review
"Terrifying" - Reader Views
"A horror writer to watch" - True Review
"Spellbinding" - Bestsellersworld
"Shocking" - Booklist
"A must read" - Suspense Magazine
"Thrilling... Hypnotic" - Richard Thomas, Bram Stoker nominated author of Disintegration
"Filled with suspense" - The Mystery Gazette
"Jeremy Bates doesn't miss a trick" - Glenn Kleier, New York Times bestselling author
"Adrenaline pumping" - Life is Story
"Exhilarating" - Midwest Book Review
"So much intensity that you need to keep reading." - Mysteries Galore
"Big on supsense...think of The Blair Witch Project with the exception being that this takes place in...a real haunted setting" - HorrorAddict
Deep within an ancient Aztec canal system on the outskirts of Mexico City lies Isla de las Munecas...a secluded island supposedly haunted by possessed dolls. When several friends travel to the island to film a television documentary, and discover a brutal murder, fear and paranoia turn them against one another - even as the unknown killer stalks them throughout the longest night of their lives.
To reduce humanity's ecological footprint, and stave off a worldwide catastrophe, governments around the globe begin to miniaturize segments of their populations and relocate them to mini-utopias free of poverty, hunger, and for the most part, crime. When Bob and Maureen Smith lose their life savings in a bad investment, and their only daughter a month later, they take the plunge and miniaturize. Yet when Maureen backs out at the last moment, Bob finds himself on his own in the strange new world - and discovers it's not all it's cracked up to be.
A collection of four novellas exploring the dark side of love: Black Canyon, Run, Rewind, Neighbors.
New York is a city of eight million strangers. For twenty-five-year old Buddy Smith, who values his privacy, it's the only place he would call home. Yet his simple life is flipped upside down when a new neighbor moves in next door. She's young, beautiful, a bit nosy...and might just be a cold-blooded killer. Against his better judgment, Buddy spends the night with her - a decision that will prove to be the biggest mistake of his life.
When a man wakes in a rundown apartment, hooked up to a strange machine, a dead body in the next room, he has no memory of who he is, or what he is doing there. Over the next forty-eight hours, however, as he works to unravel the mystery of his identity, he'll come to realize that some things are better left unknown.
Since the 1980s there have been numerous reports of occult activity and other possibly supernatural phenomenon within certain villages and townships of Summit County, Ohio - an area collectively known as Helltown. When a group of out-out-town friends investigating the legends are driven off the road by a mysterious hearse, their night of cheap thrills turns to chills as they begin to die one by one.
A collection of two full-length novels: Suicide Forest & The Catacombs.
When a former soldier recently released from prison comes looking for his longtime girlfriend, and discovers she has moved on with a new boyfriend, he vows to kill her. Now, it seems, she only has one option: Run.
Paris, France, is known as the City of Lights, a metropolis renowned for romance and beauty. Beneath the bustling streets and cafes, however, exists The Catacombs, a labyrinth of crumbling tunnels home to six million dead. When a video camera containing mysterious footage is discovered deep within their depths, a group of friends venture into the tunnels to investigate. But what starts out as a lighthearted adventure takes a turn for the worse when they reach their destination - and stumble upon the evil lurking there.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado boasts one of the most beautiful and deepest canyons in the United States. For twelve-year-old Brian Garrett, a weekend camping trip in the park promises to be an opportunity to bond with his aloof parents. But when his father suffers a horrible accident during a hike to the chasm's floor, events spiral quickly out of control. And over the next twenty-four hours Brian will uncover a terrifying dark side to his father - and an even darker side to himself.
Just outside of Tokyo lies Aokigahara, a vast forest and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Japan...and also the most infamous spot to commit suicide in the world. Legend has it that the spirits of those many suicides are still roaming, haunting deep in the ancient woods. When bad weather prevents a group of friends from climbing neighboring Mt. Fuji, they decide to spend the night camping in Aokigahara. But they get more than they bargained for when one of them is found hanged in the morning - and they realize there might be some truth to the legends after all.
American movie star Scarlett Cox and her husband, hotel tycoon Salvador Brazza, head to Africa to get away and resuscitate their ailing marriage. When robbed of their money and passports, they seek help from the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam on the very day Al Qaeda chooses to bomb it. In an eyeblink they are taken hostage and whisked across the border deep into the Congo, one of the last truly wild places left on earth. Battling terrorists, deadly wildlife, and cannibalistic rebels, Scarlett and Sal must find a way to survive in a violent, primeval world. And the only person who may be able to save them is the assassin sent to kill them.
A single white lie. That's how it all began. But when that lie snowballs out of control, Katrina Burton, a young school teacher, is forced into telling another and another. Suddenly and tragically, her lies lead to a grisly murder. Now she must decide: come clean and confess, which will not only destroy her career, but also the life of the man she loves. Or cover up the murder and hope for the best. But very quickly, she discovers that she may not have a choice and that her real trials are only just beginning.