Crimson Snow: A Short Story

Pygmalion Publishing
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How far could you go to survive? Whom could you sacrifice? 


"A gripping ride into frozen insanity." ~Andra Watkins, NYT bestselling author of Hard to Die


"Insanely evocative writing…layered, twisted in all the best ways, and expertly written. I haven't been able to get it out of my head." ~Beth Teliho, award-winning author of Order of Seven



FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FAMISHED


Green Valley was once known for its fertile farming, picturesque mountains, and abundant wildlife. Now snow and ice cover all but the tallest homes. The only sounds are Maverick's boots clumping through the snowdrifts and the frigid wind hissing down the mountain. Even the beasts in the woods have gone utterly silent.


But the path forward is clear, especially for one emboldened by optimism. So Maverick keeps moving, trudging through the abandoned town toward the desolate tundra beyond the forest, marring the snow with his bloody footprints.


To leave is a risk. To stay might be suicide.


Either way, no one leaves these mountains alive.



A captivating dystopian thriller, Crimson Snow from bestselling author Meghan O’Flynn will hold you hostage until you finish every last word. If you like Jennifer McMahon, Melinda Leigh, and Emily St. John Mandell, you’ll love Crimson Snow.

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About the author

Meghan O’Flynn is a clinical therapist, writer, artist, wife, and mom. She adores her amazing little boys, dark chocolate, tea, dirty jokes, and back rubs with no strings attached, in that order. Meghan is the bestselling author of the Ash Park series—which includes Famished, Conviction, Repressed, Hidden and Redemption—and has penned a number of short stories including “Crimson Snow” and "Alien Landscape." She is frankly amazed that her wonderful husband still agrees to live with her after reading them and even more shocked that he seems to sleep soundly.


If you want the whole package—free short stories, novel release updates, the works—sign up for Meghan’s newsletter at www.meghanoflynn.com.

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Publisher
Pygmalion Publishing
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Published on
Feb 10, 2017
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Pages
27
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ISBN
9780997465167
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English
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Genres
Fiction / Dystopian
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
Fiction / Thrillers / Medical
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FAMISHED

A gruesome crime. A vicious predator. And a detective on the verge of losing everything.

“Creepy and haunting...a fully immersive thriller.”
~NY Times bestselling author Andra Watkins

“Riveting, horrifying, and devastating, Hidden is a book you will not soon forget.”
~Kristen Mae, bestselling author of Red Water

HE’S BACK.

Detective Edward Petrosky has always felt the pain of the world like a razor blade in his gut, even more so when he considers the killers who have escaped conviction. But he can’t let that stop him, not after a grandmother is found murdered on her front lawn, the victim of some machete-wielding psycho.

The case is strange from the outset: no one heard a thing despite the public nature of the crime. An unknown child’s footprints cover the property without a trace of the kid. And a grisly discovery in the basement has the entire police force stunned. Nothing makes sense. Whatever secrets their victim had, she’d taken them, quietly, to her grave.

But when another woman’s corpse turns up with a familiar brand on her ribcage, Petrosky realizes the horrible truth: a killer he’d thought was long gone from Ash Park has remained, lurking in their midst. And who knows how many victims this butcher has collected? For those he’s kidnapped, any day might be their last, imprisoned, unseen, with only their screams and a deranged lunatic for company.

Now Petrosky must risk everything he holds sacred to track the most sadistic killer Ash Park has ever seen, a man whose thirst for carnage extends far beyond mere bloodletting. But saving innocent lives will require an unbearable sacrifice.

One from which he may never recover.

Hidden is the emotional fourth book in the hair-raising Ash Park series. If you like Blake Crouch, Dean Koontz, or Paula Hawkins, you’ll love Ash Park.
An idyllic family. A detective with a past. And the sadistic kidnapper hell-bent on destroying them all. 


"Chilling, suspenseful, and impossible to put down."~Kristen Mae, bestselling author of Red Water



WHERE YOU GO, YOUR PAST FOLLOWS.


For once in his life, Curtis Morrison has it good.


A newly-married detective on the Ash Park police force, Morrison spends his days working to heal the ails of society to make up for his own checkered past. But though he's come a long way from a life of deadly, bloody secrets he can't fully recall, not even his wife and baby daughter can silence the old addiction still rattling around in his brain. 


And he's about to learn that a history like his is not the kind you can escape from.


When his wife and child go missing, Morrison finds himself dragged into a nightmare game controlled by a sadistic monster hell-bent on making him pay for sins he's repressed for nearly twenty years. Whoever took his wife isn't after her--they want Morrison to suffer. And with each day that passes, his family's situation grows more dire. 


Now Morrison must explore a past he'd hoped he'd left behind to save the people he loves, awakening the beast he's tried so hard to forget. What he uncovers is far worse than he imagined, every clue dragging him away from the life he's painstakingly built and back to a place he'd very nearly succumbed. 


The clock's ticking. And this time, he might not make it out alive.



This dark and gritty third novel in the Ash Park series from bestselling author Meghan O’Flynn will keep you awake far past your bedtime. “A worthy heir to Patricia Cornwell and Tana French, Repressed is a heart-racing reminder that some people aren't who they seem to be." (NYT bestselling author Andra Watkins)

Practicing Buddhist and retired forensic pathologist Bodhi King seeks peace. But death keeps finding him.

After solving a series of unexplained deaths and exposing a sordid political scandal, Bodhi retreated from the limelight. Permanently, he thought. But now he's called out of early retirement to help investigate a death cluster on a private island in the Florida Keys.

Healthy residents of a ritzy assisted living facility are dying in the middle of the night ... their faces frozen in terror.

Bodhi arrives on Golden Island to find a community gripped by fear. And beneath the surface, conflict simmers, threatening to boil over. The charismatic leader of the Golden Island Church, the dying Cuban-Americans, and the local Catholic priest all have secrets to protect.

It’s up to Bodhi to bring the truth to light … before another resident dies.

Dark Path is the first book in an intriguing, engrossing new forensic thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller. Lonely Path (Book 2), Hidden Path (Book 3), and Twisted Path (Book 4) are available now!

 

What Readers Are Saying:

“[A] very enjoyable read—a forensic thriller crossed with cozy mystery, with a cast of entertaining characters confined in a remote location. … [I]n Miller’s books there are always interesting themes alongside the thrill of a fast-paced plot, and Dark Path is no exception.”

“I fervently enjoyed the twists and turns as one by one, the clues to the puzzle are discovered.”

“[A]n excellent, tightly woven tale that hooked me quickly and kept me reading until the conclusion.”

“Melissa Miller's writing is strong, with good character development, lots of action and a mystery that keeps you guessing until the end.”


Other Thriller/Mystery Series by Melissa F. Miller:

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