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"Readers will be riveted by this genuinely scary holiday phantasmagoria."– Publishers Weekly

A group of motorists become stranded on a lonely stretch of highway during a Christmas Eve blizzard and fight for survival against an unnatural force in the storm. The gathered survivors realize a tenuous connection among them means it may not be a coincidence that they all ended up on this highway. An attempt to seek help leads a few of the travelers to a house in the woods where a twisted toymaker with a mystical snow globe is hell bent on playing deadly games with a group of people just trying to get home for the holidays.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

About The Author

Gregory Bastianelli is the author of the novels “Shadow Flicker,” “Snowball,” “Loonies,” and “Jokers Club.” His works have been lauded by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Rue Morgue magazine and, which described Bastianelli as the “messiah of macabre.” He is a member of the Horror Writers Association. He lives in Dover, NH.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Flame Tree Press (January 30, 2020)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781787583498

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Raves and Reviews

"Readers will be riveted by this genuinely scary holiday phantasmagoria."

"Gregory Bastianelli’s debut is the perfect read for the depths of winter. With one foot in crime and the other in horror, Bastianelli has crafted an irresistibly schlocky thriller."

"If you want Halloween-infused Christmas terror tale … Bastianelli has got you covered … with several feet of blood soaked snow."

– Rue Morgue

"Thank you, Mr. Bastianelli, for one heck of a sleigh ride."

– New York Journal of Books

"Bastianelli serves up the perfect holiday monster for every reader."

– The Nerd Daily

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