The Crossroads at Midnight

The Crossroads at Midnight

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A masterful collection of tales from the faded border between our day-to-day world and the horrifying unknown on the other side of midnight.

An old woman living alone on the edge of a bog gets an unexpected — and unsettling — visitor, throwing her quiet life into a long-buried mystery. An isolated backwoods family stumbles into good fortune for a time with a monstrous discovery in the lake behind their house, but that time is running short. And a misfit little girl, struggling to make friends, meets an understanding soul one day at the beach: but why will he only play with her alone at night? All these lonely souls — and more — have reached out into the darkness, not knowing what they might find.

Around the dark edges of reality lurk unknown beings with unknowable intentions — ordinary objects can become cursed possessions, entities who seem like friends can become monstrous, and those who seem monstrous can become the truest companions. In this collection of evocative, unnerving slice-of-life horror, five stories explore what happens when one is desperate enough to seek solace in the unnatural, and what might be waiting for us at the Crossroads at Midnight.

Title:The Crossroads at Midnight
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781945820687
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  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    This was such a fun little collection of stories. I liked how much the overall vibe of each story varied — some being really melancholy, while others were simply spooky — and the art was lovely (t...

  • Kirsty

    I absolutely loved this – highly recommended. The stories are compelling and genuinely creepy. The panels are clean and uncluttered, but still contain masses of detail about the characters and their...

  • Rod Brown

    Bleak and chilling horror stories about sacrifices, monsters, disease, homophobia, missing persons, and the living dead, with heaps of body horror. The tales get stronger as you get further into this ...

  • Mehsi

    A graphic novel featuring several spooky, creepy, WTF, NOPE stories that will have you stay awake long past midnight.I am a big big fan of Abby Howard. Her normal work, her horror/mystery work, I love...

  • Zaba Cita Novine

    This was a fabulous collection of short horror stories. I liked every single one of them. And each had some different kind of vibe, that there is something for everyone. The art was also pretty good a...

  • Melanie Gillman

    I’m a huge fan of Abby Howard’s work and this book absolutely delivers the goods. If you like your horror centered on women characters, and featuring complex and often empathetic portraits of horr...

  • Anda

    Yet another Netgalley ARC that was offered to me for review.Is it weird that I only enjoy the horror genre in graphic novels and not in any other form of media? The crossroads at midnight is a collect...

  • Kristen

    Every story was masterfully written and illustrated. My favorites were the beginning and ending stories, The Girl in the Field and Kindred Spirits- they were quiet kinds of fear but had true gentlenes...

  • Nancy

    This review can also be found on my blog: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2021/03/0...The Crossroads at Midnight is a collection of five creepy short stories written and illustrated by Abby Howard. It is ...

  • Kim

    I was intrigued by the idea of a YA horror graphic novel, and #TheCrossroadsAtMidnight completely delivered. #AbbyHoward tells five stories set in the real world with supernatural and horror angles. T...