IN-PERSON: Darcy Coates with Kayla Cottingham

USA Today bestselling horror author Darcy Coates is coming to the United States for her first American tour, and we're thrilled to announce she'll be stopping by An Unlikely Story! Her newest release, DEAD OF WINTER, follows Christa, who joins a tour group set to explore the Rocky Mountains. Due to a deadly storm approaching, the group takes shelter in an abandoned cabin, but it's not much safer inside; one by one, guests of the cabin are found murdered. With a killer in their midst, Christa must decide who she can trust, and quickly, before she becomes the next victim. Though DEAD OF WINTER doesn't officially release until July, it will be on sale during this event! We will also be giving away custom tote bags, stickers, bookmarks, and other goodies to the first 25 customers who purchase the book. Darcy will be in conversation with bestselling author Kayla Cottingham, who's newest sapphic YA horror release THIS DELICIOUS DEATH follows a post-cannibalistic society hell bent on returning to normalcy.  

Tickets for this event are $5, which can be redeemed towards the purchase of any of Darcy's books on the night of the event. 


From bestselling author Darcy Coates comes Dead of Winter, a remote cabin in the snowy wilderness thriller that will teach you to trust no one. There are eight strangers. One killer. Nowhere left to run.

When Christa joins a tour group heading deep into the snowy expanse of the Rocky Mountains, she's hopeful this will be her chance to put the ghosts of her past to rest. But when a bitterly cold snowstorm sweeps the region, the small group is forced to take shelter in an abandoned hunting cabin. Despite the uncomfortably claustrophobic quarters and rapidly dropping temperature, Christa believes they'll be safe as they wait out the storm.

She couldn't be more wrong.

Deep in the night, their tour guide goes missing...only to be discovered the following morning, his severed head impaled on a tree outside the cabin. Terrified, and completely isolated by the storm, Christa finds herself trapped with eight total strangers. One of them kills for sport...and they're far from finished. As the storm grows more dangerous and the number of survivors dwindles one by one, Christa must decide who she can trust before this frozen mountain becomes her tomb.


Darcy Coates is the USA Today bestselling author of Hunted, The Haunting of Ashburn House, Craven Manor, and more than a dozen horror and suspense titles. She lives on the Central Coast of Australia with her family, cats, and a garden full of herbs and vegetables. Darcy loves forests, especially old-growth forests where the trees dwarf anyone who steps between them. Wherever she lives, she tries to have a mountain range close by.

Kayla Cottingham is a YA author and librarian. Her first book, My Dearest Darkest, was a New York Times and Publisher's Weekly bestseller. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Kayla lives in Boston where she loves to go hiking in the woods, play RPGs, and snuggle on the couch with her ridiculously large black cat, Squid.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
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