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Marc Layton’s passion for writing spine-chilling stories full of intrigue and suspense was born out of his travels around the globe. He felt inspired by the places he visited and the people he connected with and was motivated to pursue writing, so he could share these stories with the world. A voracious reader of thriller and horror stories himself, it was only natural that he would dive into this genre. Marc Layton is currently living in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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Rachel wants to start over and heal after a devastating injury. When her parents buy a creepy old manor on a lake, she’s wary at best. The home gives her the creeps and the neighbors seem to think the place is haunted. But ghosts aren’t real, right?
When strange things start happening, Rachel becomes determined to uncover the truth. What really happened at Bridge Manor?
The home’s brutal and twisted past only disturbs the girl further and inexplicable events begin to make her wonder if there’s truth behind the rumors. One thing’s for sure; there’s something very, very wrong with Bridge Manor. Is the apparition of the Lady on the Lake Rachel sees just a dream? Or are ghosts, in fact, real? Rachel must uncover the truth… before it’s too late.
Buy "The Haunting Of Bridge Manor: The Trilogy" today and start reading this spine-chilling and nail-biting haunted house series.
She thought she left the hauntings behind.
Struggling to move on after the tragic death of her parents, Rachel McAllister tries her best to lead a normal life. Adopted by her loving aunt, she hopes to put the creepy manor and its terrible secrets far behind her.
But the infamous Lady of the Lake has different ideas. Haunted by eerie dreams and painful memories from the past, Rachel is forced to come face-to-face with a terrifying reality she thought she’d escaped.
With nobody to look out for her but her brother Ben, Rachel must find a way to put an end to her visions and defeat the evil specter before it can claim her as its victim. The Lady of the Lake stole her family – and she won’t let it hurt her anymore.
Can Rachel defeat the spirit haunting her and free her family from its curse? Or will she succumb to madness and fall victim to the Lady like her parents did?
Gear up for the chilling sequel in the Haunting of Bridge Manor series. With all the chills and thrills of a classic ghost story, this gripping paranormal adventure is perfect for anyone who loves the paranormal.
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A mysterious house, a lake shrouded in secrets, and a malicious spirit on the hunt…
When Rachel arrives at the dilapidated Bridge Manor, she knew something was wrong. The run-down house and its eerie, ominous-looking lake gave her the creeps – no matter how much her parents tried to convince her it only needed repairs and a fresh coat of paint.
As Rachel struggles to recover after her coma and rekindle her bond with her family, she begins to befriend their distrustful neighbors… and she discovers the harrowing story behind the manor and its lake. A ghost haunts these cold waters – one that wants her dead.
Entangled in a web of malicious spirits and horrifying happenings, Rachel must use all of her wits and bravery to rescue herself, her brother, and her parents before they fall prey to the spirits haunting the lake.
Can Rachel manage to convince her family that the stories behind Bridge Manor are true? Or will the Lady of the Lake claim her next victims?
Artfully blending a ghost story with a dash of horror and suspense, The Lake Has Eyes is a chilling and memorable tale that is perfect for fans of all things paranormal.
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Rachel has gone missing.
Worried sick about the sudden disappearance of her beloved niece, Aunt Christine grows frustrated at the lack of progress. She knows that Rachel has struggled since the untimely deaths of her parents… but she can’t believe the girl would run off like that.
Meanwhile, Ben is convinced that the evil Lady of the Lake is behind it – but he fights to convince her aunt that the paranormal is real. And when Aunt Christine threatens to lock him away for insanity, he’s forced to take matters into his own hands.
But when Aunt Christine’s investigation leads her back to the decaying manor where Rachel’s parents died, she makes a horrifying discovery – one that will force her to question everything she’s ever thought about ghosts.
Time is running out. Can this troubled family break the curse of Bridge Manor? And can they save Rachel before it’s too late?
As the thrilling conclusion to the Haunting of Bridge Manor series, this riveting paranormal thriller will have you hanging from every page. If you’ve loved reading about the McAllister’s supernatural adventures, then you won’t want to miss this epic finale.
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Best Horror Book of the Month April 2020 Award - manybooks.net
Kyle’s threatening message hang in the air as Aly hits the country road, desperate to find safety. Her violent ex-boyfriend persists to hunt her down. The farther she escapes from Kyle, the more threatening his messages become.
He will stop at nothing to get her back.
Aly constantly reaches for the gun in her pocket — the only thing that is keeping her sane. After two hours of non-stop driving, the tension of the day starts to weigh heavy on her. She turns into the parking lot of The Evergreen Motel, a sleepy reprieve nestled in the woods.
However, what she thought was the perfect refuge slowly turns into something more sinister. The moment Aly lays down to sleep, strange things begin to occur. Paranoia, nightmares, and loud screams cut through the air.
Sleepless is international best-selling author Marc Layton’s first book in his horror thriller ghost series The Evergreen Motel.
Sometimes, children are right to be scared of the dark.
When talented artist Sadie Truman moves into her new house, she thinks it’s a dream come true – a real-life version of the doll houses she builds for her art exhibits. But when she notices the hatch to the attic is missing, and that a dark hole now hangs above the corner of her bedroom, a hint of fear begins to tug at her heart.
But of course, it’s only a hole, she tells herself. The cobwebs are harmless, and so are whatever made them. There’s nothing to be afraid of. Sadie Truman knows this – but Aldous Crane knows better.
Paranormal investigator and folklore expert, his investigations have led him to realize that there are many things lurking in the darkness, and that sometimes, children are right to be scared of the dark. And by the time Sadie calls him asking for his help, she realizes this too.
Packed with spine-tingling suspense and a creeping sense of dread which will keep you hanging from every page, Aldous Crane’s next terrifying adventure is one you certainly won’t want to miss. Scroll up and grab your copy of The Dollhouse today.
Kyle sputters in shock as he lays bleeding beside Aly on the floor. The allegations being broadcasted on the local news have opened the floodgates on the suppressed memories from the night Aly fled for her life.
Maybe she isn’t as innocent as she thought she was after all.
On the run from Kyle and after the situation at The Evergreen Motel, Aly knows she can’t stay and jeopardize Phil’s life. Confused and frightened, she takes off at dawn’s first light, desperate to escape her pursuer.
Yet, after her new revelation, she realizes there are more malevolent forces at play. Forces that are even more menacing and pervasive than Kyle. And the answer lies in The Evergreen Motel. She needs to return and uncover the truth.
Will Aly ever get back to The Evergreen Motel alive? Will she find out why she’s being haunted by these mysterious entities?
“The Evergreen Motel: Haunted” is the most-anticipated second installment of “The Evergreen Motel” series by international best-selling author Marc Layton.
A labyrinthian cellar. A priceless wine collection. And a vengeful spirit who guards it for eternity.
Hidden in the darkest depths of the famous wine taster Matthew Boudin’s cellar lies a secret – a collection of some of the rarest and most expensive wines the world has ever seen. Guarded by a maze of pitch-black corridors – and the embalmed corpse of the late Boudin himself – the collection has stood untouched for years.
Professor Aldous Crane doesn’t believe in ghosts. Despite writing about the occult for over thirty years, he views their stories as a bit of fun and nothing more. But when he’s called to investigate Boudin’s infamous cellar, he soon realizes that the truth is something far more sinister.
Stepping into ancient tunnels which have never seen the light of day, Professor Crane must discover what lurks in the shadows and put the mystery to rest. And while lost down there, he begins to understand that in every story there’s an element of truth –and sometimes, when you’re alone in the dark, the scary story is about you.
If you love thrilling supernatural and occult stories packed with hair-raising suspense and tension which will keep you on the edge of your seat, then you won’t want to miss The Taster. Grab your copy today!
Five chilling supernatural horror stories which prove you’re right to be scared of the dark…
Professor Aldous Crane, paranormal expert and ghost hunter, knows all too well the things that lurk beyond the thin veil of our reality. Dark spirits hide just beyond our reach, waiting for their chance to strike – and when disturbed, vengeful ghosts will stop at nothing to exact their revenge on the living. In these five haunting and horrifying tales, you’ll delve into the darkest depths of the supernatural, discovering the shocking and macabre cases that this master detective must bring to light.
Here’s what you’ll discover inside this collection:
- In The Taster, Aldous Crane will get his first taste of the paranormal as he searches for a priceless wine collection in the dark halls of the late Matthew Boudin… whose ghost still stands guard over it.
- In Wishing Bones, a fake medium is forced to seek Aldous Crane’s help after she finds herself being hunted by someone from beyond the grave.
- In The Dollhouse, a talented artist’s new dream home hides more than she bargained for… and she learns that sometimes, children are right to be afraid of the dark.
- In The Severed Souls, after workers are attacked while opening a museum for a demented collector’s macabre art display, Aldous Crane must expose the secrets lurking in its gothic halls.
- And in The Sacred Knives, Aldous must once again venture into the dark halls of Matthew Boudin’s estate to solve the biggest – and most terrifying – case of his life.
Perfect for fans of paranormal suspense, occult horror, and anything supernatural, these tales will remind you why you should be afraid of the dark…
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The forest hides many secrets… and someone wants to keep them hidden.
Twenty years after their parent’s tragic disappearance, brothers Damian and Liam are on the hunt for the truth. Traveling to the shadowy woodland where that fateful day occurred, nothing could have prepared them for what old forces they were about to stumble into.
Shrouded in mystery, the forest hides many dangers and has swallowed many souls. Determined to investigate the cause of their parents’ disappearance, Damian and Liam must sift through the stories and decide who they can trust… and who might be hiding something.
And after the pair attract the attention of an elusive enemy who haunts the dark and ominous woods, the brothers will need to use all of their wits if they want to uncover the truth and make it out alive…
Can Damian and Liam find out what happened to their parents all those years ago? Or will they become the forest’s next victims?
Perfect for fans of spine-chilling paranormal mysteries with suspense that will have you hanging from every page, The Hidden Graveyard is a riveting short read that will delight fans of classic and creepy ghost stories. Scroll up and grab your copy now!
Aly is on the run again, desperate to escape. Two cops are moments away from discovering her as they search property of The Evergreen Motel, and Aly moves between rooms, evading detection. Cornered, with nowhere else to go, she rushes to crawl through the motel room window. She gasps as she sees Kyle’s rotting face sneering back at her, thwarting her only escape.
Aly feels the blood draining from her organs. She scrambles frantically to the bathroom, seconds before the cops enter the room. To her relief, she finds a hiding place. But as Aly lies hidden in the pitch black, she realizes that she is not alone.
Caught between the police and her ghostly stalkers, will Aly escape from the malevolence trying to destroy her life? Find out for yourself in “The Evergreen Motel: Hopeless”!
“Hopeless” is the much-awaited fourth installment of internationally renowned author Marc Layton’s best-selling series, “The Evergreen Motel”!
Aly trembles all over, spotting the ghost behind her in the window’s reflection. She takes a couple of steps forward to escape, but the ghost mirrors her every move. Her ghoulish eyes never leave Aly’s face.
Terrified, Aly starts moving again faster, haphazardly, until she realizes that she’s running. Frightened for her life and blinded by fear, she runs towards the street.
As Aly stumbles into traffic, a car slams on its brakes to avoid hitting her. Aly falls forward onto the hood of the car, shocked and relieved to see that the driver is Phil.
During the drive back to The Evergreen Motel, Aly decides it is time to tell Phil the truth about Kyle. Aly hopes he will reciprocate and explain why the ghost of someone he knew was chasing her. The truth may be more than both of them can handle, but they have no choice.
Discover what sinister secrets lie within the walls of The Evergreen Motel…
“The Evergreen Motel: Chased” is the third installment in international best-selling author Marc Layton’s thriller ghost series “The Evergreen Motel”.