Beware when a stranger prepares your favourite meal…
You all know the old saying, “Revenge is a dish best served cold”. Well, what if it was? An actual dish? In fact, what if it was your favourite appetiser? You have no idea how your mysterious hostess found out what you love to eat most in the world and you are delighted. You sit down to eat, already salivating at the thought of the delicious flavours your mouth is about to savour.
You select a morsel, aware that your partner is gazing at you quite intently and that your hostess isn’t missing one iota of detail of the proceedings. You open your mouth and...
Suffice it to say, that’s when nothing good happens. At least for the four hapless individuals who variously take centre stage in my paranormal horror novella, Cold Revenge.
For no apparent reason, Nadine, Maggie, Gary, and Nick are invited to dinner at the lavish home of top fashion writer, Erin Dartford. But why has she invited them? Why doesn't she want her guests to mingle? And just what is it about the mysterious Erin that makes them want to run for their lives?
So, just what are their favourite dishes? The ones that turn out to be so deadly?
For Nadine, a top fashion model with a death on her conscience, it has to be delicious, lean Parma ham, wrapped around juicy slices of melon and peach. Mouthwatering.
For Gary, who hides a terrible secret, it can only be dressed crab. Yum!
Maggie, a bestselling novelist who cheated on her husband while he lay dying and in agony, adores beef carpaccio.
Finally, ruthless advertising man, Nick. He has far more on his conscience than Dan Draper, but he’s looking forward to digging into his antipasto misto.
Four people, four delicious starters – and Erin Dartford, a hostess who hasn’t bothered to prepare a main course. After all, if all goes according to her plan, there will be no one left to eat it.
Thanks for sharing your food for thought, Catherine!
Catherine Cavendish lives in North Wales with her husband and a slightly eccentric tortoiseshell cat. She has had a lifelong fascination with the paranormal and has had a number of ghostly experiences herself. When not scaring herself half to death with her writing, Cat loves to visit haunted locations and surround herself with books (not necessarily at the same time). She is currently working on a new paranormal horror story.
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