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Eleven unbreakable windows. One locked door. No way out…


Single mother Darla awakens to the ultimate nightmare… She’s trapped in a house in the woods, with no memory of how she got there. She’s surrounded by strangers. And worst of all, she doesn’t know where her children are. The six strangers with her have no clue to what is going on. Tensions grow, as they struggle to figure out who locked them in this hellhole, and how they can escape. All hope seems lost, until the clock strikes 9:00 PM, and the house’s only door finally unlocks.


But as they venture out into the woods, something lurks in the darkness. Something hungry… And when it finally attacks, Darla and the others realize their mysterious prison may be their only hope for safety. But a sinister poem soon reveals that shelter comes with a price. And sacrifices must be made. And the clock is ticking… With limited food, no water, and certain death waiting outside, Darla must solve this life or death riddle before it’s too late. Who put them in this house? Who are these people, and why are they there? And most importantly… Who will survive?


Andrew McManaman was born in Ottawa and raised in the small rural community of Kemptville, Ontario, Canada. Being an avid reader and film buff, Andrew fell in love with storytelling right from a young age. Introduced to many badass classics growing up, he took a shine to the horror and thriller genre. At ten years old, Andrew wrote his first short story and fell in love with the act of writing and has kept writing ever since. Still to this day, a huge movie and book geek, many of the films he grew up watching are his true inspiration for his work. With Popcorn Paperbacks, his goal is to meld the genres he loved to watch growing up and his passion for writing together.

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