Nightmare in the North

Nightmare in the North is a cautionary tale about traveling alone in the winter…

Nightmare in the North

 

Stranded during a violent blizzard, Mark hikes to the only house nearby. George, a well-mannered University professor, welcomes Mark and gives him shelter from the storm. 

By morning, Mark suspects that everything isn’t what it seems. George’s adult daughter, Kate, who also lives in the house, shares a disturbing and unsettling tale. When questioned, George insists that Kate has a psychological issue and can’t be trusted to tell the truth. 

Mark quickly finds himself caught in a game of cat and mouse. Who should he believe? Is Kate’s desperate plea for help sincere? Should he be suspicious of George? Or are both of them plotting something together? 

Isolated from everyone, Mark is forced to wait out the storm—and find a way to escape—if he hopes to make it out alive.   


 

Praise for Nightmare in the North...


“5 stars! This is a novella, but still packs a punch! Horror and mystery set in a snowy setting. When Mark’s car runs off the road due to a flat, he discovers the cause is a spiked chain cast across the road. Mark feels lucky he spotted a house nearby when he was driving, and he’s very grateful when strangers welcome him into the cozy home. Mark quickly becomes confused when George shares that his daughter, Kate, has mental issues. And don’t believe any wild stories she may tell him…

 

I can’t say more without giving away too much, but the ending was creepy. Though I was suspicious, the story had certain elements that were later confirmed, I was still surprised by the end. A worthy horror read!” - Myra Nour, Book Chat Review


 

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