Next Door: KDB's debut horror collection has gotten great reviews like this one from Gabino Iglesias, Shirley Jackson and Bram Stoker Award Winner: "Every piece in this bloody collection- fiction and non - is like standing on the edge of a cliff knowing Basso will push you off, but you don't know when."
Welcome to the neighborhood NEXT DOOR: one woman swims, and one gets ready for bed. A boy impresses his brothers, crown upon his head. An old lady cleans her kitchen as voices call a children's rhyme. Somewhere down your street, a wooden box arrives. Horses cry and ink is spilled. Bookstores. Dentist drills. Right next door-- slightly chilled. Award winning writer Kimberly Davis Basso turns her attention to twelve tales of dark fiction and one true story in an evocative collection of quiet horror and suspense. Next Door is an eerie, beautiful mix of supernatural thrills, nightmares, and literary short stories.
The stories of NEXT DOOR: In King of Cape Cod, a child finds a treasure on a beach, inviting tragedy into his family. La Strega Ragna gives a new twist on an old recipe, while To the Mountaintop and Archives will have you rethinking your outdoor activities. Shimmer explores cultish devotion, while Chat Box, Drill, Mote and Ink offer a glimpse into the hidden lives of ordinary people in your neighborhood. When Horses Cry visits a haunted city, and Moo visits the end of the world. Cul de Sac is a suburban nightmare, and the little girl in The Deep End of the Pool is not at all what she seems. The thirteen stories NEXT DOOR make one very unsettling place to visit, and just might make you wonder about your neighbors.