Dan blamed himself for his wife's untimely death...at first, that is. Dan, a newly published best-selling author, has just begun to taste the good life: money in the bank, house in a quiet neighborhood, beautiful wife. His monster of a fictional character - a wealthy, handsome, womanizing murderer - is the catalyst for Dan's good fortune, intriguing millions of fans. But when Dan sleeps with his agent on a business trip, and then confesses the whole thing to his wife in near tears, he sets off a chain of events that cause him to lose his wife and his grip on everything, including reality.
"keeping to hear over and over"
Nothing is known about what happens inside the walls of Cedar Ridge resort except that 95 percent of troubled married couples leave with all their problems solved. A miracle, some might say, but also a mystery. Ready to give up, ready to finally say the word "divorce", Melissa Keaton receives an anonymous message on an online forum and soon finds herself on the way to Cedar Ridge with her husband, hoping the resort will be the answer she's been looking for.
When three of the world's most prominent horror writers are viciously blackmailed, they are left with no choice but to abandon their comfortable lifestyles and take up seclusion in a tiny cabin in the mountains of Colorado, just on the outskirts of a mysteriously deserted mining town. As the three trapped writers work together, struggling to understand and meet the demands of their blackmailers, they soon realize that they aren't alone. There's something else out there in the woods with them...
"Apt title. Intriguing concept, inept narrator...."
When the late-night delivery order came into Frank's Pizza, Alicia knew she'd be the one stuck with having to deliver it. She just never thought it might be her last night alive. Drugged and abducted, Alicia awakens to find herself tied to a wooden chair in a basement, surrounded by corpses, and is suddenly forced into a high-stakes poker game. One where losing comes with the heaviest of penalties.