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Boxed set of six bestselling suspense stories by Lindsey Stiles, including:THE HAUNTED COTTAGEA newly divorced teacher rents a cottage that is rumored to be haunted. But Jodie isnt worried. She doesnt believe in spirits and the price is right.MoreBoxed set of six bestselling suspense stories by Lindsey Stiles, including:THE HAUNTED COTTAGEA newly divorced teacher rents a cottage that is rumored to be haunted. But Jodie isnt worried. She doesnt believe in spirits and the price is right. When things happen that make her start believing in ghosts, her helpful landlord suddenly clams up as she aims to find out just what happened in that shabby little cottage before she moved into it. As the ghost encounters get more and more terrifying, Jodie must decide how to handle it all without frightening her child or letting her fears steal her sanity.TELEPHONE TERRORWhen a young mother returns to her childhood home where her own mother was brutally murdered, she brings home a toy telephone that lets her speak to the dead. However, the revelations of the past are not without danger...and sometimes the dead dont stay dead.MOMMYS LITTLE ANGELWhen a loving couple does a private adoption of an unwanted baby, their joy at having a beautiful baby daughter begins to turn to fear when this seven-year-old girl becomes spoiled and manipulative, and learns ghastly ways to get what she wants from her parents. She even breaks up their happy marriage and the ex-husband keeps a terrible, shattering secret from his ex-wife about their dark-hearted daughter. In the tradition of Mary Higgins Clark and Jodi Picoult, this chilling short story is suspenseful, fast-paced and darkly rich, one that will shock you over and over, and compel you to keep reading, as the story hurtles to its terrifying conclusion.DADDYS LITTLE DEVILJade is now 14 years old and her mother, Rachel, is in a mental institution, after their horrific accident. Jade has been adopted by a nurse and a police officer. However, Jean has died of breast cancer, and Jade lives alone with Stan. Now that Jade is in high school, and beginning to get interested in boys, she worries about fitting in with older popular cheerleaders. When she agonizes to a teacher over a grade of B in her health class, and also feel jealousy over a senior girl who is interested in the boy who Jade has her eye on for the homecoming dance, the wheels begin to turn in Jades diabolical mind. What Jade wants, Jade gets, and by any means possible...WHISPERED LIESMelanie may not live to see her twenty-first birthday, when she will gain control of her moms fortune from her alcoholic, abusive grandfather, who raised her after her parents were killed in a plane crash. One night, she stands up to her grandfathers abuse and accidentally kills him. Terrified of the consequences of her actions, she flees Wyoming to her friend Brookes place in California to hide-out and try to make a new life for herself. Encouraged by Brooke, who is a nurse, Melanie enters a short program in order to train to become a certified nursing assistant for a nursing home and develops a friendship with Rose, one of the elderly residents, a sweet woman with dementia who was a psychic before her mind deteriorated. Rose cryptically warns Melanie that someone is out to get her. Now, as the clock is ticking closer to Melanies twenty-first birthday, she must carefully choose who to trust and who not to trust...and face down a killer.MRS. HONEY PICKLEMrs. Honey Pickle, a fairy godmother who lives in space and uses a space ship to visit millions of children and grant their wishes, is introduced. Her sidekick is Buzzy the dog. Five different children make wishes in this group of stories that are just a little bit noir. Reminiscent of the twists and turns of a Lemony Snicket misadventure, the children each learn lessons about what is important in life. A couple of the stories take unexpected O. Henry sort of turns at the end.