Four brand-new novellas by the #1 New York Times-bestselling, National Book Award-winning ';grand mistress of ghoulishness'
(Publishers Weekly).An academic in Pennsylvania discovers a terrifying trauma from her past after inheriting a house in Cardiff,
Maine from someone she has never heard of. A pubescent girl, overcome with loneliness, befriends a feral cat that becomes
her protector from the increasingly aggressive males that surround her. A brilliant but shy college sophomore is distraught
to discover that she's pregnant, and the professor who takes her under his wing may not have innocent intentions. And a woman
who marries into a family shattered by tragedy finds herself haunted by her predecessor's voice, an inexplicably befouled
well, and a compulsive attraction to a garage that took two lives. In these psychologically daring, chillingly suspenseful
pieces, the author of We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde writes about women facing threats past and present, once again cementing
her reputation for ';great intelligence and dead-on imaginative powers' (Los Angeles Times Book Review).