Becky Morgan's family were the victims of the 'crimes of the decade'. The lone survivor of a ritualistic killing, Becky's been forever haunted by the memories of that night.
Twenty years later, with the killer never found, Becky is ready to hunt them down and exact revenge. But the path to find the murderer is a slippery slope and she finds herself opening up some old wounds that should have been left sealed.
Will Becky avenge her family or join them?
Author and journalist P.R. Black lives in Yorkshire, although he was born and brought up in Glasgow. When he's not driving his wife and two children to distraction with all the typing, he enjoys hillwalking, fresh air and the natural world, and can often be found asking the way to the nearest pub in the Lake District. His short stories have been published in several books including the Daily Telegraph's Ghost Stories and the Northern Crime One anthology. His Glasgow detective, Inspector Lomond, is appearing in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. He took the runner-up spot in the 2014 Bloody Scotland crime-writing competition with 'Ghostie Men'. His work has also been performed on stage in London by Liars' League. He has also been shortlisted for the Red Cross International Prize, the William Hazlitt essay prize and the Bridport Prize.
Journey into an enigmatic world where superstition and the supernatural intertwine as one; a paranormal paradox where restless spirits and demons encounter the world of blood and bone. Where innocence and corruption collide and equilibrium transforms into a delirious pandemonium.
A man finds himself trapped in a skipping dream from which he cannot wake, only to discover he is being stalked by lost souls of the dead who are vying for possession of his body...Recently learning of his wife’s infidelity, a lawyer has a strange encounter with a women he’ll never forget...A butcher falls victim to a new flesh eating disease that’s found in the beef tongue he is serving...A young couple in the woods encounter a strange mutant race of cannibals who are low on nourishment. To preserve their existence they must seek out life beyond in a faraway world.
That’s only the beginning...
A sheriff investigates an elderly widow recently bereaved by the loss of her decapitated husband...Poor young Anne Marie Ripley is running from domestic violence, only to be greeted by two escaped psychiatric patients, who will show her real violence...Two innocent souls in the 1692 Salem witch trials are falsely accused of practicing witchcraft and are treated accordingly by the villagers...Finally a boy’s worst nightmares come true when he learns his grandma is coming home from an insane asylum. Just a drop of blood in a cup of tea and you, too, will be able to see “Them”.
The curse of the Gods is weaving a tapestry of terror and havoc into society’s worst nightmares. And its power culminates when mankind succumbs to their most accessible vulnerabilities that peril them into oblivion.
Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end.
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