"AN UNDERSTATED HORROR STORY THAT WILL REMIND READERS WHAT CHATTERING TEETH SOUND LIKE"
"TAKES ANY PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS OF 'HORROR' AND TURNS THEM ON END"
The Midwest Book Review
"A SPELLBINDING HORROR STORY"
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.
Jeremy Bates is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller WHITE LIES, which was nominated for the 2012 Foreword Book of the Year Award. He has spent the last ten years traveling the world, visiting more than thirty countries. He has lived in Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines.
Bates is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in English literature and philosophy. He is an active member of the Horror Writers Association, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Crime Writers of Canada.
"Shocking" - Booklist
"A must read" - Suspense Magazine
"Filled with suspense" - The Mystery Gazette
"Jeremy Bates doesn't miss a trick" - Glenn Kleier, New York Times bestselling author
"Adrenaline pumping" - Fiction Addict
"Exhilarating" - The Midwest Book Review
"So much intensity that you need to keep reading." - BestSellersWorld & Mysteries Galore
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A collection of two complete novels.
(Summit County, Ohio). Over the years hundreds of individuals have reported widespread violence, murder, wild animal attacks, occult activity, and unexplained (possibly supernatural) phenomenon isolated within and around Boston Township, Bath, Sagamore Hills, and Peninsula - 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 find themselves involved in something much bigger than any of them could ever have imagined.
Paris, France, is known as the City of Lights, a metropolis renowned for romance and beauty. But beneath the bustling streets and cafes lies a dark secret, a labyrinth of ancient tunnels and mass graves known as the catacombs. Dangerous and to a large extent unmapped, they have been sealed off to the public for decades. When a video camera containing mysterious footage is discovered deep within their depths, a group of friends venture into the tunnels to investigate. What starts out as a lighthearted adventure, however, 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.
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