In a powder blue Victorian house on 237 Burberry Lane in the sleepy little town of Warm Springs lived a picturesque little family. The successful lawyer father. The beautiful, beauty queen mother. The brilliant son at university. And the youngest son—a wide-eyed child who has a particularly strong intuition. 

But when intuition transforms into much more than anyone could have ever imagined, the perfect Parker family can no longer keep the door closed on their son’s incredible and powerful paranormal abilities. And once the door to the darkness is opened, the light always finds its way out.

From bestselling author, Tabitha Freeman, comes 3 novellas of horror all together in one beautifully bound, special edition anthology collection.


INIQUITY. Twenty-three-year-old Colin Serpan has finally moved on with his life, leaving his macabre past far in the shadows behind him. But the sudden and untimely death of his twin sister brings Colin once again face to face with the horrible crime he was an explicit part of five years earlier. There had been six of them—six teenagers successfully covering up a brutal, bloody mistake. Now, Colin's sins have come for retribution in the form of a sinister and seemingly undefeatable entity, mercilessly taking the lives of the original six one by one. On the fragile line of guilt and atonement, will Colin and the others escape their conscience before it eats them alive?


IT'S ONLY PRETEND. In a powder blue Victorian house on 237 Burberry Lane in the sleepy little town of Warm Springs lived a picturesque little family. The successful lawyer father. The beautiful, beauty queen mother. The brilliant son at university. And the youngest son—a wide-eyed child who has a particularly strong intuition. But when intuition transforms into much more than anyone could have ever imagined, the perfect Parker family can no longer keep the door closed on their son’s incredible and powerful paranormal abilities. And once the door to the darkness is opened, the light always finds its way out.


OPHELIA. An unusually warm October causes natural wildfires to sweep into the small English town of Little Hilton, causing the destruction of the city’s most beloved buildings and parks. But when that fire begins to take actual lives of the town’s citizens in its wake, things start to seem suspiciously unnatural. Ophelia Thatcher is the top of her class at the Little Hilton high school, and with her uncanny knack for science, she is the first to notice that the burning corpses don’t fit the narrative of “natural wildfire casualties”. With the help of her eccentric friend and the transfer student she harbors a secret crush for, Ophelia rushes to figure out what’s really going on before it’s too late. This plunges her into a world of unforgiving darkness she never knew existed, and if she’s not careful, Ophelia will find herself becoming just another lick in the flame.

Twenty-three-year-old Colin Serpan has finally moved on with his life, leaving his macabre past far in the shadows behind him. But the sudden and untimely death of his twin sister brings Colin once again face to face with the horrible crime he was an explicit part of five years earlier. There had been six of them—six teenagers successfully covering up a brutal, bloody mistake. 

Now, Colin's sins have come for retribution in the form of a sinister and seemingly undefeatable entity, mercilessly taking the lives of the original six one by one. On the fragile line of guilt and atonement, will Colin and the others escape their conscience before it eats them alive? 

An unusually warm October causes natural wildfires to sweep into the small English town of Little Hilton, causing the destruction of the city’s most beloved buildings and parks. But when that fire begins to take actual lives of the town’s citizens in its wake, things start to seem suspiciously unnatural. 

Ophelia Thatcher is the top of her class at the Little Hilton high school, and with her uncanny knack for science, she is the first to notice that the burning corpses don’t fit the narrative of “natural wildfire casualties”. With the help of her eccentric friend and the transfer student she harbors a secret crush for, Ophelia rushes to figure out what’s really going on before it’s too late. This plunges her into a world of unforgiving darkness she never knew existed, and if she’s not careful, Ophelia will find herself becoming just another lick in the flame. 

Eliza Serpan is a bourbon guzzling, machete wielding, antisocial mortician who has an uncanny knack for putting on the best funerals in the U.K. But when she is faced with a sudden series of terrifying events that pit her against the darkest of the occult, Eliza discovers that making death look good isn’t her only talent. Even with all odds stacked against her mortal soul, Eliza is determined to be nothing less than a force to be reckoned with. Because after all—you should never underestimate a woman who can embalm.

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