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Horror Update: The Log House by Baylea Hart

A woman abandoned in a deadly forest is forced to fight for her survival...

Penny does not care about other people. They are necessary only in as far as they are useful, and most are not useful at all. 

Getting pregnant, the unplanned side-effect of her affair with a married man, was useful. Having a child meant that she could live in relative peace, safe from the dangers outside a house shared by hundreds. A house that includes the man’s wife, Mary, a woman who watches Penny from the shadows.

When Penny wakes on a makeshift boat careening down a river, head throbbing, she knows Mary is responsibleLeft to the deadly forest that surrounds their home, Penny is forced to navigate her way back to her child, and to Mary, hell-bent on revenge.

But Penny is not alone in the forest. Between the thick trees, inky eyes follow her as she moves. Their smiles growing.

Penny is being hunted, and the only thing that keeps her going is the fiery hatred for Mary, burning in her gut. Until she meets Mia. Forced to aid the mysterious woman before she can find her way home, Penny starts to doubt her motives. Is Mary really as bad as she seems? Or has Penny become so obsessed with the past she is no longer able to see people for what they are

The Log House is a character-driven horror novel about revenge and survival with a morally ambiguous main character, things lurking in the darkness, and a story that spirals ever onward towards the place it all began: the log house.

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About Baylea Hart:
Baylea Hart is an IT Technician by day, horror writer by night and a reader everywhere in between. In 2013 she wrote, directed and edited the short horror film Behind the Door, which won a Top 50 spot in the Bloody Cuts “Who’s There?” competition and as of 2015 has over 420,000 views on YouTube.

In October 2015 she won the Bristol Horror Writing Competition with her short story Jack in the Box, and had her story published in the Far Horizons E-Magazine. Her short story “Eyes Open” was published in the 12th issue of 9Tales Told in the Dark in 2016.

Baylea graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and enjoys watching people grow slightly white after reading her stories. She can be found on Twitter @bayleahart and on her website


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