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The Dead House: Naida

A digital short story from The Dead House author Dawn Kurtagich

There is a box.

A box that should never have been discovered.
And a warning beneath the lid.
This was for Kaitlyn. It was a mistake.
Forget this box and leave the Isle.
Don’t look any further.
I’m begging you.
After the inferno that swept through Elmbride High, claiming the lives of three teenagers and causing one student, Carly Johnson, to disappear, Naida Chounan-Dupre was locked away for the good of society.
But that wasn’t the end of the story.
Because you can’t play with the devil and not pay the price.
The chilling, psychological horror of The Dead House returns with never-before-seen footage of the Naida tapes.

Rights details

USA/Canada: Little, Brown (Fall 2016)

The Author

Dawn Kurtagich

By the time she was eighteen, Dawn had been to fifteen schools across two continents. The daughter of a British globe-trotter and single mother, she grew up all over the place, but her formative years were spent in Africa–on a mission, in the bush, in the city and in the desert.

In her literary life, Dawn is drawn to the dark and the inexplicable. Her debut YA horror/suspense novel, THE DEAD HOUSE, received huge interest from publishers on both sides of the Atlantic, eventually being sold to the transatlantic Hachette group.  Her second novel has two titles – AND THE TREES CREPT IN in the USA, and CREEPER MAN in the UK – reflecting the cross-Atlantic appeal of Dawn’s fiction. TEETH IN THE MIST followed in 2019.


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