Dark Hearts: Four Novellas of Dark Suspense by Jeremy Bates
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Overview: Jeremy Bates is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and novellas, which have been translated into several languages and downloaded more than one million times. He has won both an Australian Shadows Award and a Canadian Arthur Ellis Award. The novels in the “World’s Scariest Places” series are set in real locations, and so far include Suicide Forest in Japan, The Catacombs in Paris, Helltown in Ohio, and Island of the Dolls in Mexico.
Genre: Horror|Dark Fiction|Anthologies
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 after 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.
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.
When a former soldier recently released from prison comes looking for his longtime girlfriend, and discovers she has moved on with another boyfriend, he vows to kill her. Now, it seems, she only has one option: Run.
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.