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About Amy Cross
Amy Cross is the author of more than 200 horror, fantasy and science-fiction novels. Her books include Asylum, The Farm and the Ghosts of Crowford series. She has also written several collections of horror short stories, including Perfect Little Monsters, Twisted Little Things and Dark Little Wonders. She lives in the UK.
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As soon as he reaches the farm, Stephen can tell that something's wrong. Anna's sister is behaving strangely, and the land surrounding the farm is clearly dying. The old farmhouse has changed, from a happy family home to little more than a ruin. And Anna's sister seems very keen to get hold of the ashes...
Five years ago, Hannah Doggett's father went on a rampage with a chainsaw. He killed Hannah's mother and sister, and he would have killed Hannah too if she hadn't managed to defend herself at the last moment. Now horribly scarred, Hannah Doggett is said to live a reclusive life on the farm, never venturing out and never meeting anyone.
Lured onto the property by a chance to steal some scrap metal, three local men are about to discover the horrific truth about the farm. Convinced that Hannah's watching their every move, they nevertheless dare one another to go closer and closer to the farmhouse itself, until a fateful accident leaves them trapped inside. That's when they start hearing strange noises, and they soon discover that Hannah has kept a few reminders of her ordeal. But that's not all, because Hannah – and Doggett Farm – would seem to be hiding an even more horrifying secret.
Bait is the first in a series of books about the terrible forces that lurk on a remote English farm. Hannah Doggett isn't the first person whose family died in the farmhouse, but is more blood about to spill?
But the house – and its unusual occupants – aren't ready to go without a fight.
From the moment she sets foot on the farm again, Hannah can tell that she's being watched. The house contains a terrible evil, a force that might very well be one step ahead of her. All this time, Hannah has thought that she's in control, that she's the one calling the shots.
By the time she realizes the truth, will she be too late to destroy the entity that has already claimed so many lives?
Still struggling with grief following the death of her sister, Connie Collins can tell that her parents' marriage is falling apart. When she starts to notice strange things happening in the house, she initially keeps quiet. Soon, however, she comes to realize that her sister's ghost is trying to get through to her.
But what else is lurking in the shadows of the farmhouse?
Daisy Coulson thinks she's pretty ordinary. She works at a local school, and she spends most of her evenings watching TV at home. Two local women have been murdered, but Daisy doesn't think she's in much danger. After all, why would anyone kidnap somebody who's as boring as her?
Then disaster strikes.
Harry's a killer. One night, while he's disposing of one of his recent victims, he spots an open window. Almost without thinking, he slips inside and begins to scout out his next target. Daisy seems almost to have fallen right into his lap, so he takes her home and ties her up. He thinks she's just another in the long line of women he's going to torture and murder.
He's very wrong.
Daisy and Harry are each about to enter a nightmare. For Daisy, the fight is all about survival. For Harry it's something even darker, something that cuts to the core of why he does what he does, and how he became a monster. Can Daisy and Harry save each other? And if they can... should they?
This is the first part of the six-part Daisy serial. Each installment features scenes of horror and violence, and ends on a cliffhanger.
All Daisy Coulson wants to do, after a long day at work, is relax at home. She's heard the news reports about two women who've been murdered in the area, but she's sure she's safe. After all, she's safe and boring, so why would anybody ever want to hurt her?
But she's been noticed.
Harry's been killing women for a long time. He doesn't remember any other way of living. It's who he is now. So when he spots an easy target, he doesn't think twice about striking. He soon discovers, however, that there's something very different about his latest victim. Harry's about to discover a shocking secret that'll change his life forever.
The woman he's kidnapped is the daughter he never knew existed. But he knows now. And she's already seen his face.
Originally published as a six-part serial, Daisy is now available for the first time in this collected edition.
With the police closing in and another life on the line, Daisy and Harry find themselves drawn together for one last reckoning. For Daisy, this means facing the mistakes of her past, while Harry's more concerned with securing the future.
This is the sixth and final part of the six-part Daisy serial. Each installment features scenes of horror and violence.
Today, Edward is a married man with a daughter of his own. When he and his family move into a new home, they have no idea that a dark force from the past is once again beginning to stir. Edward is certain that the events of his childhood are over, but his sister's not so sure.
And when Edward's daughter Molly starts seeing the same ghost that tormented Edward and Meg a quarter of a century earlier, history looks set to repeat itself.
The Haunting of Edward House is a ghost story about a man who refuses to face his past, a woman can't let go of one moment of horror, and a deadly evil that will stop at nothing to get what it wants.
The year is 1648, and the English Civil War is in full swing. Besieged by the enemy, Crowford Castle is on the verge of collapse when a mysterious woman appears, claiming to have come from the future. For Winifred Croft, who has spent all her life studying history, the past has suddenly come vividly to life. Can she find a way to survive, or will the siege of Crowford Castle lead to the deaths of everyone inside?
Meanwhile, back in the year 2003, Winifred's daughter Lydia tries to get in touch with her mother's ghost. As she begins to uncover the castle's shocking secrets, however, she begins to realize that two old legends about the building might be true after all.
The Siege of Crowford Castle is the tenth book in the Ghosts of Crowford series. Each book is a standalone story, and there's no need to read them in any particular order.
When she meets the mysterious Matthew Thorne, however, Stella's life is changed forever. Something about Matthew seems different, but she soon discovers that he's hiding a dark secret. He says he lives alone in his sprawling mansion above the city, yet Stella immediately notices that there seems to be some other presence lurking in the empty rooms. And Matthew himself seems haunted, trapped between madness and sanity, as if he knows something terrible about the future.
Can Stella find the money she needs to get out of danger? Can Matthew Thorne ever escape his grim fate? Or have the events of that summer been set in stone for many years, ever since a young boy ventured into a mysterious tent at a fairground?
The year is 1997, and Crossley Manor finally has new owners. Having stood undisturbed for many years, the grand old house is about to be dragged into the modern age. But does a dark secret lurk in the empty rooms?
Rachel Reed has a plan. She's not only going to turn Crossley Manor into a luxury hotel, she's also going to launch a series of ghost hunts. The house has a long history, and many locals tell tales of ghostly happenings on the estate. Rachel sees no harm in trying to exploit this history in an attempt to lure visitors down from London. Despite opposition from some of the locals, she's determined to bring the house's past to life.
Soon, however, Rachel discovers that not all the ghosts of Crossley Manor are keen to be used in this way. There's a reason why the Crossley family faded into oblivion, and three hundred years have done nothing to calm one woman's desire for revenge. Can Rachel discover the truth about the ghosts and their fear of one particular room? Or is the secret of Crossley Manor about to claim more victims?
The Ghosts of Crossley Manor is the ninth book in the Ghosts of Crowford series. Each book is a standalone story, and there's no need to read them in any particular order.
Harry, meanwhile, has a fresh problem of his own. Bernadette's arrival means that he now has to desperately try to keep his double life a secret, while still searching for a way to pay for his past crimes. He tells himself that he's still the same man he was thirty years ago, but will his darker side return when he's finally pushed too far?
This is the fourth part of the six-part Daisy serial. Each installment features scenes of horror and violence, and ends on a cliffhanger.