Brian James Freeman’s first full-length collection features twenty-nine stories that deal with both real and supernatural terrors. These tales are populated by characters searching for answers to deeply troubling questions. They are haunted by horrors they think are out of their control, but sometimes the source of their greatest fears is closer to home than they ever imagined possible. In these days of almost gleeful excess there’s a surprising gentleness to Freeman’s work, though, of course, that often leaves you unprepared for a heavy gut-punch when you least expect it… Intense, eerie, and compelling, the stories within will leave a haunting impression on the reader long after the final page is turned.
Brian James Freeman is the author of The Painted Darkness, Blue November Storms, Black Fire, The Halloween Children (with Norman Prentiss), Darkness Whispers (with Richard Chizmar), and four minicollections of his short fiction. With Glenn Chadbourne, he’s creating the “Friendly Little Monsters” series, which launched earlier this year with The Zombie Who Cried Human. He is also the editor of Dark Screams (with Richard Chizmar), Detours, Reading Stephen King, and Halloween Carnival.