Malice House Malice House

Malice House

    • 3.9 • 14 Ratings
    • $10.99
    • $10.99

Publisher Description

From New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd comes a complex tale of dark magic, family secrets, and monsters that don’t stay on the page.

“A propulsively charming nightmare, pooling like spilled ink across your imagination.” ― Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Hide

“Haunting and beautifully written . . . an exploration of the mysterious power of stories.” ―Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Last to Vanish

“One step away from our world lies another: a land of violent fantasies, of sharp-toothed delights. . . .”

Of all the things aspiring artist Haven Marbury expected to find while clearing out her late father’s remote seaside house, Bedtime Stories for Monsters was not on the list. This secret handwritten manuscript is disturbingly different from his Pulitzer-winning works: its interweaving short stories crawl with horrific monsters and enigmatic humans that exist somewhere between this world and the next. The stories unsettle but also entice Haven, practically compelling her to illustrate them while she stays in the house that her father warned her was haunted. Clearly just dementia whispering in his ear . . . right?

Reeling from a failed marriage, Haven hopes an illustrated Bedtime Stories can be the lucrative posthumous father-daughter collaboration she desperately needs to jump-start her art career. However, everyone in the nearby vacation town wants a piece of the manuscript: her father’s obsessive literary salon members, the Ink Drinkers; her mysterious yet charming neighbor, who has a tendency toward three a.m. bonfires; a young barista with a literary forgery business; and of course, whoever keeps trying to break into her house. But when a monstrous creature appears under Haven’s bed right as grisly deaths are reported in the nearby woods, she must race to uncover dark, otherworldly family secrets―completely rewriting everything she ever knew about herself in the process.

  • GENRE
    Fiction & Literature
    RELEASED
    2022
    October 4
    LANGUAGE
    EN
    English
    LENGTH
    475
    Pages
    PUBLISHER
    Hyperion Avenue
    SELLER
    Disney Electronic Content, Inc.
    SIZE
    12.2
    MB

    Customer Reviews

    Lauren B in WV ,

    Perfect for Sci-Fi fans

    While this book was not my cup of tea, it was well written & intriguing. My only critique is that the staging of the book took entirely too long. Shepherd could have easily cut out numerous chapters & still built the foundation of the plot. Perfect for fans of fantasy or science fiction, the story takes us into the life of Haven, a struggling artist who has just lost her father. Upon returning to his home in Lundie Bay to settle his estate, Haven finds herself in the middle of a supernatural mess. As she embarks on a journey to uncover information about her father’s secretive life, Haven discovers that everything & everyone in the small coastal town aren’t as they seem…

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