A hidden town. A paranormal rumor. A family secret.
The Nolan morgue is more than just an ordinary funeral home. When their newest employee uncovers a supernatural conspiracy connected to a string of child murders, she must use every shred of her intelligence to stop a new breed of serial killer and escape the morgue alive.
After moving to the Yukon for her first job since graduating from college, Camilla Carleton—a young mortician with a curious mind and a peculiar sense of fashion—thinks she’s found a place where she belongs.
The residence is beautiful. The pay is decent. The work is rewarding.
But the Nolan Morgue is more than just an ordinary funeral parlor. Within twenty-four hours of arriving, Camilla discovers the mutilated body of a six-year-old boy in the backyard of her new home: soaking wet, stitched up like an autopsy cadaver—and still alive. When her employers refuse to address the incident, she takes matters into her own hands and starts scouring the town for information.
The consequences are catastrophic. A rumor involving paranormal activity connects the funeral home to a violent history of child murders, and when a shocking religious conspiracy is exposed, it triggers a horrific chain of events that threatens the entire town. Now, trapped in a hellish nightmare outside the realms of reason and science, Camilla must come to terms with her own dark past while struggling to outsmart a serial killer, save her family, and escape the morgue alive.
Set against the ghostly backdrop of the Yukon wilderness, COME LITTLE CHILDREN possesses a rich supply of chilling imagery, memorable characters, and incisive nightmares. Packed with horror and dappled with equal parts humor and romance, this gripping supernatural thriller ensnares readers all the way from its eerie start to its explosive, heart-pounding climax.
"Come Little Children feels like the better episodes of the 'American Horror Story' TV series, with some genetic strands of, say, Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary'... A resounding five-stars." - Meghan Moran, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer
"An amazing story, beautifully written, and tempered perfectly with horror, suspense and supernatural. Buy it. Read it. You'll be glad you did." -- Deborah Sanders, Bewitching Book Tours Host
"Out of all the books I've read this year, this one disturbed me the most. I loved it." -- Cameron Yeager, What the Cat Read
"[Come Little Children] is one of the best horror books I have read in years ... There are definite elements of classic Stephen King, but D. Melhoff makes them his own." -- Andi's Book Reviews
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Such a great writing style. I fell in love with every character and the pacing of the story was very well done. Highly recommend.