This box set includes 3 full-length psychological thriller standalone novels by Emerald O'Brien. These stories are set in the fictional town of Auburn Hills, Ontario, and can be read in any order.
Follow Her Home
She's desperate to leave the past behind her. But fear has a way of following.
Lynda McGowan knows all about stalkers. Her father, a jaded musician with local acclaim, was brutally killed by his.
When a friend begs her to play a few shows with his band after their lead singer's sudden departure, she can't resist the opportunity to live out the dream she left behind after her father died.
But it isn't long before a series of mysterious and disturbing events occur, and she senses she's being watched—just like her father was. Still, Lynda forces herself to refute the connection. After all, his killer is dead.
Is she paranoid? Or is she being followed as part of a dangerous game? And how far must things go before someone believes her?
Follow Her Home is an edge-of-your-seat psychological suspense novel. If you like atmospheric stories, determined characters, and spine-tingling twists, then you'll love Emerald O'Brien's new page-turner.
Includes a downloadable original song by singer-songwriter Adrienne Ashley that features in the story.
The Waking Place
Givers must set limits, for takers have none.
When Lane moves in with her beloved uncle Donnie after his dementia diagnosis, she drops everything to take care of him. After her sister arrives unexpectedly, Lane is hopeful for more help. Instead, she watches as Cece leads a carefree life despite their uncle's rapid deterioration, and resentment begins to fester.
As one sister grows bitter, the other harbours a dark secret. Cece's wild and spontaneous life is far from what it appears...
Fearing for Donnie's safety as he begins trying to leave the house after dark, Lane forces herself into a reckless pattern of sleepless nights. But a mistake leads to a series of disturbing events and a big decision for Lane.
When Uncle Donnie's menacing son gets word his father will be placed in long-term care, he returns to his childhood home with questionable motives.
And after a terrible accident, Lane is forced to turn to a sister she no longer trusts to hide the evidence, crossing lines they never thought possible.
This family's secrets are to die for...
But will they have to kill to keep them?
We Don't Leave
Who can you believe when you can't trust your own eyes?
Hayden is excited to begin a new life with her husband, Sid, after he accepts a job offer back in his hometown. She doesn't love the idea of being so far from her family, but she understands why he's pushing for the move—after a car wreck and addiction issues, it makes sense that he'd want a fresh start. Sid has even agreed to throw a party to celebrate the transition.
But when Hayden steals away to their cottage for some time alone, she makes a shocking discovery.
Terrified, she races home, but by the next morning, she's more confused than anything.
What did she really witness? Is her mind playing tricks on her? If she's right, what she saw might upend both her marriage and her very freedom.
But Hayden can't risk making accusations, not without proof.
After all, it's not the first time she's seen something that wasn't there.