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ANNIKA



VON



HOLDT

ANNIKA



 VON



 HOLDT



 is



 the



 author



 of



 the



 bestselling



 novels,



 The



 Haunted



and



The



Night



Hour,



the



gothic



thriller,



Sleep



Like



The



Dead



and



 the



suspense



novel,



The



Mummer’s



Play.



Additionally,



she



has



written



two



 screen



plays



and



a



number



of



short



stories.

ANNIKA



 VON



 HOLDT



 er



 forfatter



 til



 bestsellerne,



 Hjemsøgt



 og



 Natteti-­ ANNIK men,



 den



 gotiske



 gyser,



 Sov



 som



 de



 døde



 og



 spændingsromanen,



 Panto-­ mime.



 Hun



 har



 desuden



 skrevet



 to



 filmmanuskripter



 samt



 en



 række



 noveller.


1"/50.*.& Sharon



Crane



har



mistet



alt,



undtagen



troen



på



sin



uskyld



og



kærligheden



til



 sin



søn. Der



er



gået



to



år



siden



den



augustnat,



hvor



hendes



mands



elskerinde



blev



 klynget



op



over



en



tagbjælke



med



et



reb



om



halsen



og



bestialsk



dræbt. Sharon



afsoner



en



behandlingsdom



for



mordet



og



har



ikke



set



sin



mand



og



 Sharon sin



søn



i



to



år.



Hun



overlever



på



drømmen



om



frihed,



retfærdighed



og



gen-­ forening



med



sin



søn,



indtil



den



morgen



hun



for



første



gang



får



chancen



for



 at



flygte



.



.



.



og



griber



den. Udenfor,



 i



 en



 labyrint



 af



 mørke:



 jaget,



 desperat



 og



 i



 kapløb



 med



 tiden,



 går



 det



 efterhånden



 op



 for



 hende,



 at



 intet



 er,



 som



 det



 ser



 ud



 til,



 at



 fortiden



 trækker



lange



skygger,



og



at



hun



kæmper



mod



en



ondsindet



og



listig



fjende,



 der



er



besluttet



på



at



ødelægge



hende.


5)&

.6..&341-": Sharon



Crane



has



lost



everything,



except



the



belief



in



her



innocence



and



the



 love



for



her



son.



She



can’t



remember



the



horrible



events



that



took



place



on



 the



 night



 her



 husband’s



 pregnant



 mistress



 was



 brutally



 murdered.



 But



 Sharon



was



the



last



person



to



see



her



alive



and



apparently



the



only



one



with



 a



motive. Sharon



is



serving



time



for



the



murder



in



a



psychiatric



prison



ward



and



hasn’t



 Sharon seen



 her



 husband



 and



 son



 in



 two



 years.



 She



 survives



 on



 the



 dream



 of



 freedom,



justice



and



rejoining



with



her



son



…



until



one



afternoon,



when



she



 gets



the



chance



to



escape



and



seizes



it. Outside,



 in



 a



 labyrinth



 of



 darkness;;



 hunted,



 desperate



 and



 racing



 against



 time,



 Sharon



 realizes



 that



 she



 is



 fighting



 a



 cunning



 and



 cruel



 enemy



 deter-­ mined



to



destroy



her.


“Som



læser



trækker



man



næsten



ikke



vejret —



NordJyske



et



afsondret



sted



langt



væk



fra



omverdenen,



derude



hvor



egetræernes



sarte



 slør



af



spansk



mos



er



det



eneste,



der



hvisker



i



den



fugtige



hede,



findes



hun



—







 offeret



for



en



frygtelig



depraveret



ondskab.

Der



 er



 ingen,



 der



 kender



 hendes



 navn,



 og



 der



 er



 heller



 ingen,



 der



 savner



 hende.

Máire



 Ann



 Mercer



 er



 den



 eneste,



 der



 ved



 at



 hun



 findes,



 hun



 ved



 bare



 ikke



 Mái hvor,



 og



 hun



 indleder



 en



 desperat



 jagt



 efter



 hende,



 en



 djævelsk



 kamp



 mod



 tiden



.



.



.



og



snart



sniger



ondskaben



sig



frem



under



træernes



knudrede



grene.

Og



ondskaben



giver



ikke



særbehandling



.



.



.






“Holdt



makes



Lector



look



like



a



boy



scout



…



satanically



black



and



merciless” —



MetroXpress

TMFFQMJLFUIFEFBE In



the



night-­dark



recesses



of



rural



Georgia,



far



away



from



the



city’s



reliable



 bustle,



a



victim



of



a



terrible,



demented



evil



finds



the



strength



to



escape,



if



only



 for



a



short



while.



She



is



alive,



but



dead



to



the



world;



No



one



knows



her



name,



 and



nobody



knows



she



went



missing.

In



the



wake



of



a



personal



tragedy,



Máire



Ann



Mercer



has



to



pick



up



the



pieces



 In of



her



shattered



life



and



start



all



over



again.



This



time



with



no



real



purpose.



 When



a



trip



to



Savannah



suddenly



turns



in



to



bizarre



horror,



Máire



senses



a



 deep



danger



and



fears



for



the



safety



of



a



young



woman



who



seems



to



be



held



 somewhere



against



her



will



at



mortal



risk.

Máire



 turns



 to



 the



 police,



 but



 as



 she



 tries



 to



 make



 sense



 of



 the



 threat,



 the



 Mái police



are



skeptical



and



uncooperative.



Ignoring



the



dangers,



Máire



sets



out



to



 find



 the



 woman



 on



 her



 own,



 following



 an



 intuitive



 trail



 that



 leads



 to



 long-­ hidden



secrets



deep



within



the



sultry



darkness



of



the



woods



…


/"55&5*.&/ Forfatteren



Sean



Reeve



har



overlevet



en



bilulykke,



som



har



efterladt



ham



 uden



erindring.



Med



sin



kone



og



datter,



flytter



han



ind



i



et



gammelt



hus



i



 Sydengland



for



at



komme



sig



og



arbejde



på



et



nyt



manuskript. Rygtet



siger



at



der



hviler



en



forbandelse



over



huset,



at



stedet



er



hjemsøgt



af



 den



 tidligere



 ejers



 lille



 datter,



 som



 druknede



 i



 den



 tilhørende



 sø.



 Sean



 tror



 hverken



på



hjemsøgelser



eller



forbandelser,



men



det



skulle



han



måske



have



 gjort.



For



Seans



personlighed



og



opførsel



ændrer



sig,



og



han



begynder



at



få



 frygtelige



mareridt



om



at



blive



levende



begravet. Sean



 frygter



 for



 sin



 forstandighed



 efterhånden



 som



 begivenhederne



 eskal-­ Sean erer



og



kommer



faretruende



ud



af



kontrol.



Men



skjuler



den



virkelige



trussel



 sig



i



husets



dunkle



fortid,



eller



i



det



menneskelige



sind?

“Annika



von



Holdt



skriver



bloddruppende



godt



og



holder



spændingen



i



et



hårdt



 greb” —



Holger



Ruppert.



BT


/"55&5*.&/ THE NIGHT HOUR A



tragedy



has



changed



Sean



Reeves



life



forever.



He



barely



survives



a



car



 crash



that



leaves



him



without



any



recollection



of



his



life



before



the



accident.



 With



his



wife,



Caitlyn,



and



4-­year



old



daughter,



Hannah,



he



moves



to



an



old



 house



in



the



south



of



England



to



get



better



and



work



on



a



new



manuscript. Rumor



has



it,



the



house



is



cursed



and



haunted



by



the



former



owners



young



 Rumor daughter,



 who



 mysteriously



 drowned



 in



 the



 adjoining



 lake.



 Sean



 doesn’t



 believe



 in



 curses,



 let



 alone



 ghosts.



 But



 from



 the



 moment



 they



 move



 in,



 strange



 things



 start



 to



 happen.



 Sean’s



 personality



 and



 appearance



 changes,



 and



he



begins



to



have



horrifying



nightmares



of



being



buried



alive. Sean



fears



for



his



sanity,



as



events



escalate



dangerously



out



of



control.



But



 Sean does



the



real



threat



hide



in



the



hauntingly



dark



history



of



the



house,



or



in



the



 human



mind? “Annika



von



Holdt



writes



blood-­gushingly



well



and



keeps



the



suspense



in



a



tight



 grip.



Alluring



and



fascinating” —



Holger



Ruppert.



BT


Psykolog



Patrice



Devons



stille



tilværelse



ændrer



sig



brat,



da



hun



en



aften



 står



ansigt



til



ansigt



med



den



mand,



der



voldtog



hende



tolv



år



tidligere.



Da



 manden



kort



tid



efter



findes



brutalt



myrdet,



bliver



Patrice



kastet



ind



i



FBIs



 søgelys. Samtidig



plages



Patrice



af



uhyggelige



telefonopringninger



fra



en



forstyrret



 kvinde,



der



er



overbevist



om



at



Antikristus



er



kommet



til



jorden. Patrice



indser



for



sent



at



hendes



frygt



stadig



jager



hende,



og



at



hun



befinder



 Patrice sig



i



et



mareridt



langt



mørkere



end



hun



nigensinde



kunne



have



forestillet



sig.

“Regulær



spænding,



der



ikke



lader



dig



i



fred,



før



den



sidste



side



er



vendt” —



Bente



Wiik.



Fyns



Amts



Avis


THE HAUNTED

Psychologist



 Patrice



 Devon’s



 quiet



 life



 is



 crushed



 when



 she



 finds



 herself



 standing



face



to



face



with



the



man



who



raped



and



tried



to



kill



her



12



years



 earlier. When



 the



 man



 is



 found



 savagely



 mutilated



 shortly



 after,



 Patrice



 is



 thrown



 into



the



FBI’s



spotlight.



FBI-­agent,



Jack



Khane



diggs



into



the



case



and



finds



 that



all



is



not



as



it



first



appeared. At



 the



 same



 time,



 Patrice



 becomes



 stalked



 by



 an



 unseen



 watcher



 and



 At plagued



 by



 phone



 calls



 from



 a



 seemingly



 disturbed



 woman,



 who



 is



 con-­ vinced



that



the



Antichrist



has



returned. Patrice



begins



to



suffer



from



peculiar



dreams



and



visions,



as



her



telephone



 rings



ceaselessly



and



someone



follows



her



where



ever



she



goes.



 Too



late,



 Patrice



 realizes



 that



 there’s



 a



 connection



 between



 the



 woman,



 her



 own



 haunting



nightmares



and



her



darkest



and



worst



fears.

“Enjoy



the



ride



to



Nightmare”











—



Bente



Wiik.



Fyns



Amts



Avis


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