Aftertaste: A Collection of Dark and Gritty Short Stories: Fault Lines #1

· Fault Lines Book 1 · Pygmalion Publishing
6 reviews

About this ebook

Do you like thrilling short stories that will keep you in suspense? From the horrifying supernatural to the murderously domestic to the chilling dystopian, the Aftertaste collection has you covered!

“Smart, original, and brilliantly creepy.”

~Bestselling Author Kristen Mae


Along the fault, a spa day becomes a claustrophobic nightmare for five sisters. The perfect afternoon turns bloody for one suburban neighborhood. A husband’s journey through a frozen hellscape tests every inch of his resolve. One man’s life changes course after discovering an animal in the swamp—one different from all others. And each diabolical tale is as twisted and hypnotic as you’ve come to expect from Meghan O’Flynn.

This “gripping and thought-provoking collection” (Bestselling Author Wendy Heard) includes:

“Salt in an Open Wound”



“Crimson Snow”


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6 reviews
Teri Hicks
February 1, 2019
A tantalizing read. Short stories each more twisted than the last. Is it real or an altered reality. This is a book of short stories. One inspired by a noisey dog gives us a chilling tale about a man and a dog. Or the soldier walking through the snow starving and freezing. What's wrong with him? Each tale gets you where it matters most, in your head. This author enjoys tormenting you with stories that not only stretch the imagination but the characters touch you in some way. If not to empathize with their plight then to understand the impossible and stretch the possibilities. These stories will haunt you and make you question the bumps in the night or the or the aftertaste of fear as it leaves its icy tendrils down your spine. Welcome to the world of Meghan O'Flynn where anything is possible if it can be dark twisted and go bump in the night.
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Allison Canning
February 24, 2019
These stories will give you the creeps, in the very best way. Each story in this collection is unique, which shows the author's range. O'Flynn builds a ton of suspense in to a small package and will keep you guessing until the end. If you're looking for a quick read that's at turns scary, sad, funny, strange, and shocking, buy Aftertaste today.
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Leslye Brown
March 20, 2019
This book is amazing. One story, Salt in an Open Wound, made me give away my salt room spa gift certificate- not sure I will ever go again. The stories are diverse, appealing to many different walks of life but tying it all together with the weirdness expected of a skilled author of this genre. The first story will pull you in, grab you by your guts and not let go. The descriptions are clear, making scenes you feel you could step into or, sometimes sink into. Highly recommended.
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About the author

With books deemed “visceral, haunting, and fully immersive” (New York Times bestseller, Andra Watkins), Meghan O’Flynn has made her mark on the thriller genre. Meghan is a clinical therapist who draws her character inspiration from her knowledge of the human psyche. She is the bestselling author of gritty crime novels and serial killer thrillers, all of which take readers on the dark, gripping, and unputdownable journey for which Meghan is notorious. Learn more at! While you’re there, join Meghan’s reader group, and get a FREE SHORT STORY just for signing up.

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