Winter, with its unsettling blend of the cosy and the sinister, has long been a popular time for gathering by the bright flame of a candle, or the warm crackling of a fire, and swapping stories of ghosts and strange happenings.

Now eight bestselling, award-winning authors – master storytellers of the sinister and the macabre – bring this time-honoured tradition to vivid life in a spellbinding collection of new and original haunted tales.

From a bustling Covent Garden Christmas market to the frosty moors of Yorkshire, from a country estate with a dreadful secret, to a London mansion where a beautiful girl lies frozen in death, these are stories to make your hair stand on end, send shivers down your spine and to serve as your indispensable companion to the long nights of winter.

Genre: Horror & Ghost Stories

Number of Pages:  304 Pages

Date of Publication: 21/10/2021


Bridget Collins, Natasha Pulley, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Elizabeth McNeal, Laura Purcell, Andrew Michael Hurley, Jess Kidd and Imogen Hermes Gowar.

The book was published by Little, Brown Book Group.

Rating: 4/5

I had wanted to read this collection of short stories since last winter and finally I found an opportunity to do so. I really enjoyed how different each of the stories were and how the settings were all around winter time. While each of the stories is unique with some of them being excellent a few focused too hard on being ghostly and lacked explanation or a satisfying conclusion. 

This book can be read at any time of the year but I do believe that you might enjoy it more on a gloomy, dark kind of day during the winter due to this being the theme tying them together.

Overall I enjoyed most of the stories and discovering the writing of the different authors which has made me curious to read more from them.

Availability: The book is available in all good bookshops.

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