This work contains the same stories as Don't Go to Sleep: Tales to Keep You Up, but with four more stories of absolute horror. Don't go to sleep. These 12 tales of terror will surely haunt your dreams. No one awakens from their dark embrace. If your nightmares are not filled with a child murderer and a reanimated, murderous corpse, you will never find rest from the deadly secrets of the past, dismemberment, cannibalism, life after death, body-snatching spirits, or being buried alive. Sleep, if you dare. Run, if you can. You will never be safe again.
Don't go to sleep. These tales will surely haunt your dreams. No one awakens from their dark embrace. If your nightmares are not filled with a child murderer and a reanimated, murderous corpse, you will never find rest from the deadly secrets of the past, dismemberment, or being buried alive. Sleep if you dare. Run if you can. You will never be safe again.
"The Masquerade of Death": Targar Negary entombs his only surviving child in a sarcophagus, possibly thinking her to be a victim of the Black Plague that is sweeping Europe. Poor Talis must endure agonizing and seemingly-endless hours of torture within her tomb, wondering who emplaced her there and why, if it was her father, seeking some sort of punishment. With Talis' air running out, she does not believe that she can survive this entombment and find out the reason for it.
Why not get two tales of pure terror for the low price of only one? If you are not frightened by the body-snatching of husband and wife by the long-forgotten spirits of the wife's great-great-grandfather and his "beloved" and their plan to wreak havoc and carnage upon mankind, surely, your mind will be twisted and left in shattered awe at the forlorn story of a woman driven mad by her own nightmare and its abrupt thrust into reality, tearing away everything that might have left her whole...or you.
Two soldiers wander through a mist, into enemy hands, soon after, taken to an abandoned cabin, to be tortured for information about the whereabouts of a Union gold payroll shipment. The Confederate deserters seem to forget their history with the place and discover that old crimes live on with those that no longer do. The dead sometimes ache for revenge, and might just tear a man into shredded meat or worse.
What would cause a wife to slice her own throat in front of her husband, over and over again? Is she haunted, deranged, heartbroken, or even possessed? Jake Rawling is forced to relive the moment again and again, to find out why it keeps happening and why he keeps waking up only moments before the incident.
The Sins of the Past: Kevin Kendrick must come to terms with his grandfather not being who he's always been thought to be and that he killed Kevin's real grandfather decades ago. As times wears on, Kevin feels his mind slipping away, with each tick of the clock stealing something from him. Can he learn to forgive and put everything in the past, where it's always been, or can he, a mild-mannered man, bring justice full circle?