It’s that time again – for our December monthly sweeps, we’re offering a prize pack of two fantastically creepy books by Cherie Priest: The Family Plot and The Toll. If you like Southern Gothic, haunted houses, ghost stories, and small towns with weird secrets, this one’s absolutely for you.
The Toll, Cherie Priest
Titus and Melanie Bell are on their honeymoon and have reservations in the Okefenokee Swamp cabins for a canoeing trip. But shortly before they reach their destination, the road narrows into a rickety bridge with old stone pilings, with room for only one car. Much later, Titus wakes up lying in the middle of the road, no bridge in sight. Melanie is missing. When he calls the police, they tell him there is no such bridge on Route 177…
The Family Plot, Cherie Priest
Music City Salvage is owned and operated by Chuck Dutton: master stripper of doomed historic properties and expert seller of all things old and crusty. Business is lean and times are tight, so he’s thrilled when the aged and esteemed Augusta Withrow appears in his office. She has a massive family estate to unload—lock, stock, and barrel. For a check and a handshake, it’s all his.
The ancient Withrow house waits in Chattanooga, Tennessee—and so is a barn, a carriage house, and a small, overgrown cemetery that Augusta Withrow left out of the paperwork. The property is empty, but far from abandoned…
No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are age 13 years of age or older. Entry period begins at 12:00 a.m. (ET) on Monday, December 02, 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Monday, December 30, 2019. Void where prohibited. For full Official Rules, visit tornightfire.com. Sponsored by Tom Doherty Associates, 120 Broadway, 23rd fl 10271.