|About the Book|
Thirteen contains 13 tales of the supernatural, terror, and the macabre from Adam Hainline, author of Parson’s End. The collection is equipped with an active Table of Contents for easy navigation. The following stories are included:Chasing the ShadowMoreThirteen contains 13 tales of the supernatural, terror, and the macabre from Adam Hainline, author of Parson’s End. The collection is equipped with an active Table of Contents for easy navigation. The following stories are included:Chasing the Shadow—After decades of being suspected but never charged of murdering his wife, a man finally writes the truth of what happened the night his wife went missing.The Bite—Officer Chambers only wants a quiet and relaxing night ahead of him, but the speeding Dodge truck is about to change all that.The Outside—After months of staying indoors after the world had inexplicably died, a mysterious knock at the door dares a little girl to answer and to go into the outside.The Shortcut—Although his mother had told him to never take the shortcut home from school, James suddenly comes down with the flu and feels as though he has no choice. But what he meets while taking the shortcut is worse than any illness.Erlking—The strange visitor Tim Hayworth had met as a sick boy has suddenly returned.The Surprise—A single text message leads Michael to one horrifying surprise after another.Room 32—Kathy plans on catching her unfaithful husband with another woman, but she never could have imagined what she actually walks in on.Picking a Bone with Mrs. Voyonski—Buddy reluctantly agrees to provide yard care for his elderly neighbor, but what he finds in the overgrown yard causes him to believe she may be hiding a dark secret.The Cabin—Sydnee never dreamed the birthday party for her best friend at the cabin would have ended up in murder.The Old Well—The early morning phone call from her estranged father leads Natalie back to the place of her nightmares—the old well.The Final Sale—Elmer Mancini, a door-to-door salesman, dreams of achieving early retirement, but the last house on the block may lead to his final sale ever.The Short Ministry of Rupert Crowe—Rupert Crowe has seen the end of the world, but how will he get others to believe him?The Sandbox—Hal builds his stepson, Alex, a sandbox in hopes that it will help reduce his disturbing behavior caused by his abusive biological father. But as Alex’s behavior becomes more dangerous, Hal realized something else may be behind Alex’s dark deeds.