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Those We Fear
Those We Fear

Those We Fear


220 Pages, 5.31 x 8.07

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $14.95)

Publication Date: January 2016

ISBN 9781941286715

Rights: US & CA

HighLine Editions (Jan 2016)
Astor + Blue Editions

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When a dangerous situation forces 18-year-old Maria to leave her Boston home, she's swept away to Scotland as part of the Witness Protection Program. In a strange land, with a new name, Maria hides out as an au pair to the Carlisle family at the mysterious Harley Estate. Already known as an "over-feeler"—and paranoid for good reason—Maria is spooked by the mysterious behavior of the Harley residents: from the oddly eccentric kids in her care, to the miserly nurse with the sheet-white skin, to the attractive yet broody eldest son, Jonathan. As the days pass, the vanishing portraits, cloaked figures, and mysterious humming in the dead of night could perhaps be explained away, but it's the discovery of the Harley's macabre and deadly family history that confirms Maria's growing fears and suspicions are more than just over-sensitive nerves; that she may have fallen into something even more horrifying and threatening than what she left behind—something perhaps not even of this world. Written with lush Scottish imagery, chilling suspense, and an addicting intensity, Griffith brings a vibrant, young contemporary edge to the classic gothic mystery. And make no mistake, skin will crawl.


"A story so evocative and immersing, you'll read it with a tight pulse and a held breath, hyper-vigilant and trusting no one." —Ash Krafton, bestselling author of the Demimonde series.

"A story that is like none I've ever read before...Those We Fear is a ghostly tale and a captivating read for anyone who likes a believable, yet eerie mystery. Victoria Griffith's writing style is excellent, allowing her words to come together effortlessly." —Janae Mitchell, bestselling author, For Always.

Praise for Amazon Burning: "A spellbinding tale of love, intrigue, and murder...a non-stop thrill ride that will leaving you wanting more!" —Courtney Farrell, author of Enhanced. 

Author Biography

Victoria Griffith is the author of the highly praised new adult adventure, Amazon Burning (Astor+Blue Editions, 2014) and the non-fiction picture book, The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont (Abrams, 2011), which won numerous awards, including the prestigious Parents' Choice. Before becoming a full-time author, Victoria spent twenty years as an international journalist, fifteen of which were spent as a foreign correspondent for the UK's Financial Times. During that time, she had fun writing on a wide range of topics, including Brazil's Yanomami Indians, architecture, space exploration, the human genome, and the growth of the Internet. She even managed to fit in some children's book reviews. Victoria lives in Boston with her husband and three daughters.