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“Fear cannot touch me, it can only taunt me. It cannot take me, just tell me where to go…”
The words Stephen shares with his childhood pals in a stormy New Orleans cemetery give them courage. But once they enter the prestigious Cannon School, everything changes. Brandon and Greg rise in popularity by bullying Stephen mercilessly. Meredith, once Stephen’s trusted ally, throws horrible slurs at him and turns away from their friendship.
Years later, in her secret journals, Meredith explores what happened when Greg and Brandon’s voices and aggressions deepened toward sensitive, delicate Stephen. But even the bayou can’t conceal every sin. In the shadow of the old bell tower, the seeds sown in the kids’ Garden District upbringing soon offer up their bitter, deadly fruit.
In this exclusive rerelease of A Density of Souls, New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice’s groundbreaking gothic debut, wickedness whispers and love screams, but the truth is as silent as the grave.
Revised edition: This edition of A Density of Souls includes editorial revisions.
A shocking death exposes dangerous forces of seduction, obsession, and vengeance lurking beneath the idyllic surface of a prestigious New England university.
It is more than just the late November weather that has cast a chill over the campus of Atherton University. When the wife of respected professor Eric Eberman is killed in a tragic accident, his secret student lover, Randall Stone, fears the professor tried to avert career suicide by committing homicide. Or do the dead woman’s haunting last words point to an even more damning crime?
Fearing the truth, Randall digs into his lover’s hidden history. But what he finds draws him and everyone he cares for into a dark dance of sexual manipulation, twisted retribution, and murderous rage where nothing is as it seems. And no one will escape from it unscathed…if they escape at all.
In this emotionally gripping tale from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice, the past may seem buried, but it can come back with a deadly vengeance.
Revised edition: This edition of The Snow Garden includes editorial revisions.
Adam Murphy wants to be a serious journalist. Unfortunately, he spends his days writing copy about underwear and abs for a gay lifestyle magazine. When a troubled young porn star brings him a tip about a recently deceased marine’s secret visit to an infamous pimp for underage boys, Adam is determined to break the story…until someone starts threatening his life.
Undeterred, Adam begins to unravel a deadly conspiracy involving runaway sugar daddies, salacious A-list parties, and three handsome young men who have vanished without a trace. Now he must enter the seedy underbelly of LA to find the truth behind their disappearance, as well as the disappearance of his ex-lover, Corey—who may have some deadly secrets of his own.
In this supercharged modern noir tale of sex, drugs, and revenge from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice, getting to the bottom of a scandalous story can be dangerous…if not downright fatal.
Revised edition: This edition of Light Before Day includes editorial revisions.
The dark history of Spring House, a beautifully restored plantation mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans, has long been forgotten. But something sinister lurks beneath the soil of the old estate.
After heiress and current owner Caitlin Chaisson is witness to her husband’s stunning betrayal at her birthday party, she tries to take her own life in the mansion’s cherished gazebo. Instead, the blood she spills awakens dark forces in the ground below. Chaos ensues and by morning her husband has vanished without a trace and his mistress has gone mad.
Nova, daughter to Spring House’s groundskeeper, has always suspected that something malevolent haunts the old place, and in the aftermath of the birthday party she enlists Caitlin’s estranged best friend, Blake, to help her get to the bottom of it. The pair soon realizes that the vengeance enacted by this sinister and otherworldly force comes at a terrible price.