Another repeat free novella and short story from Michael McBride - Brood XIX.
It’s been two years since that fateful night. Two years since Vanessa Snow’s husband was killed and her daughter was abducted. Two years and still she refuses to accept that her only child, Emma, is truly gone. The last thing Emma made for her—a teddy bear molded from mud and weeds—serves as a constant reminder of Vanessa’s loss and provides the motivation for her to persevere.
Until a young girl’s remains are unearthed from the nearby swamp, bringing the search to a tragic end.
But hope can be found in the least likely of places. When the teddy bear erupts with insect life after years of dormancy, Vanessa sees it as a sign and embarks upon a perilous quest to prove that Emma is still alive. With the help of her brother, a sheriff’s deputy, Vanessa must discover the secret behind her daughter’s disappearance…and Brood XIX.
*A bonus short story: "The Generosity of Strangers"