A journey into the wild woods with a character who just needs a break—and the terrible things that stare back at her.
When curious nomad Anna hears about Whisperwood, a town that’s not on any maps, that nobody goes to, and nobody comes from, she sees an opportunity to hide from her violent witch-hunting ex.
But not everything is peaceful in the isolated community. A vanishing town, a gruesome funeral rite, an emergency field surgery—these surprises and more test Anna's resolve.
Prevented from leaving the frontier settlement by folk magic she doesn’t understand, Anna lends helping hands everywhere she can, but quickly finds that investigating the forest too closely could end up being the last thing she does.
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About the Author
Alex Woodroe is a Romanian writer and editor of dark speculative fiction. She’s the author of Whisperwood, and has several short stories published in venues like Dark Matter Magazine and the Nosleep podcast. Alex lives in the heart of the Transylvanian region of Romania.
Praise for Whisperwood
‘Modern horror done right, with gorgeous writing, moody overtones and a pace that keeps you turning pages well past your bedtime…a new face of horror has arrived.’
Mike James, author of the Hotel at the End of Time series
‘Dark, but also achingly heartfelt, clever, and funny.’
Lauren Bolger, author of Kill Radio