A spine-tingling debut in which a mother and her two small children must make their way down a river, blindfolded, while an incomprehensible foe lurks in the shadows.
Most people ignored the outrageous reports on the news. But they became too frequent, they became too real. And soon, they began happening down the street. Then the Internet died. The television and radio went silent. The phones stopped ringing. And we couldn’t look outside anymore. Malorie raises the children the only way she can; indoors. The house is quiet. The doors are locked, the curtains are closed, mattresses are nailed over the windows. They are out there. She can't let them in. The children sleep in the bedroom across the hall. Soon she will have to wake them. Soon she will have to blindfold them. Today they must leave the house. Today they will risk everything.
About the Author
Josh Malerman is the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band The High Strung, and has toured with the band extensively for six years. His music has been featured on many movie and TV soundtracks, including the title and theme song for the Showtime series Shameless.
'A book that demands to be read in a single sitting, and through the cracks between one's fingers. There has never been a horror story quite like this. ' HUGH HOWEY "A lean, spellbinding thriller that Stephen King fans will relish." - Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW) 'You wonder whether that brush against your shoulder was some unspeakable horror or merely a falling leaf' SFX 'This completely compelling novel contains a thousand subtle touches but no mere flourishes - it is so well, so efficiently, so directly written I read it with real admiration' PETER STRAUB 'Nailbiting ... will keep you gripped till the last chapter' SciFiNow 'Unflagging suspense and ever-present dread' Adam Nevill 'Uniquely disturbing, exceptionally compelling and beautifully written, I defy anyone not to read it in one sitting' SARAH PINBOROUGH "An unsettling thriller, earns comparisons to Hitchcock's The Birds, as well as the finer efforts of Stephen King and cult sci-fi fantasist Jonathan Carroll." - Kirkus (STARRED REVIEW)
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.4 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.4