Within the cover of this well put together book we have stories by Tanith Lee, Mark West, Paul Kane, Alison Littlewood and you get the picture! 15 fantastic authors, all in one book.
The Cradle in the Corner by Marie O'Regan is a haunting tale of life lost. Mary is pregnant with 6 weeks to go when her husband Alan brings home a cradle found in an antique shop. While eager to refinish his find for the coming baby, Mary begins to suffer nightmares and ill feelings regarding he cradle. At first Alan doesn't share Mary's fears but as the birth day approaches he too begins to suspect something isn't right.
Paul Kane's Presence is about letting go. Annette Griffiths has been existing in a fog since the death of her husband Terry. Trying to stay strong for their daughter Hayley and giving some normalcy to their lives. One day while in Terry's study she hears a beeping coming from his computer, curious she decides to sign in on his social networking page, where she finds to her horror messages from Terry. A cruel hoax or is there something more after death?
My favorite of the collection is The Scariest Place in the World by Mark Morris. This story stayed with me long after I finished reading. Sometimes when life's issues are left unresolved before death, they can follow you into the hereafter. Annette works from home, annoyed constantly by unwanted visitors, always ready to snap at someone interrupting her work. One day a young man knocks on the door and against her better judgment Annette allows him entrance. He just wants a quick look see of his childhood home. Soon enough Annette's uncharacteristic lapse in judgment is realized!
I could go on and on but why don't you just see for yourself. All of these stories are worthy of reading and all are haunting in one way or another!