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The Echoes

I do not believe in ghosts, which, since my death, has become something of a problem.

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The Creeper

‘Tom, are we lost?’

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Such Charming Liars

“Would the young lady like to see something with a pearl?”

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The Coven

In the 329 years since my making, I'd come to appreciate the finer things in life.

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The Book of Elsewhere

A room, full of violence to come.

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Breaking the Dark

Jessica turns onto her side and blinks into the darkness.

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The Bright Sword

Collum punched the other knight in the face with the pommel of his sword gripped in his gauntleted fist,

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The Wife's Secret

On most days of the year, Beacon Bay was a postcard-worthy little town.

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Two Sides to Every Murder

Gia North’s lungs ached as she tore through the trees.

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The Fallen Woman

Jane Saville's gasp conveyed her shock as her mother's words landed like small blows.

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Live for Me

Dead bodies are being found around town again.

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Back to Birdsville

Phoebe McFadden, seventeen and wise to her dad’s fondness for the horses, tilted her head to watch her only parent straighten the new sign on the front entrance of the racetrack.

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In a Place of Darkness

God’s sake, why did everything have to be such a sodding . . . trial?

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Slow Dance

The wedding invitation came, and Shiloh said yes, of course she’d be there.

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This Kingdom of Dust

Woman is born free, and everywhere she is caged.

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Love Unleashed

‘To Brynn Wallace: the future managing editor of The Paris Review!’

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Eruption

Rachel Sherrill, thirty years old in a few days, master’s degree from Stanford in conservation biology, rising star in her world, still thought of herself as the smartest kid in the class.

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