Those We Fear
Those We Fear
Those We Fear
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.

Book Details


  • Mystery
  • Paranormal

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult
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After the murder of her mother, Maria is placed in a witness protection program. She is relocated to Scotland, where she takes a job as an au pair. She must cope with her internal emotions and odd behavior at the Harley Estate. Will she find that she's being paranoid for no reason, or is there justification for her fears and insecurities? 

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