I finished reading this last night. This is book 2 by Josh Allen, which I read recently. This book includes 13 short stories that are sure to get you in the mood for Halloween. I think my favorite story was the next to the last one where Mitchell is being followed…….that one will make you not like dolls. This book would also be a good book to read with your kids if they aren’t the type that are easily scared.

Synopsis: You never know what’s out to get you. Though you might think you’re safe from monsters and menaces, everyday objects can turn against you, too. A mysterious microwave. A threatening board game. A snowman that refuses to melt. Even your own heartbeat has its secrets. Thu-thump. Thu-thump. When you stop to listen, each beat sounds more menacing than the last.

Master storyteller Josh Allen brings thirteen nightmare scenarios to life in this page-turning collection that’s perfect for budding horror junkies. In his wondrous world, danger waits behind every doorway . . . even in the most ordinary places.

Eerie illustrations by award-winning artist Sarah Coleman accompany the stories, packaged in a stunning hardcover edition complete with glow-in-the-dark jacket. Readers will sleep with one eye open!