A Head Full of Ghosts

A Head Full of Ghosts
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN: 9780062363244
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Head Full of Ghosts Book Excerpt:

A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends domestic drama, psychological suspense, and a touch of modern horror, reminiscent of Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves, John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the Right One In, and Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface—and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.

A Head Full of Ghosts

A Head Full of Ghosts
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-09
ISBN: 9781785653674
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Head Full of Ghosts Book Excerpt:

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts' plight. With John, Marjorie's father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie's younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface - and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.

A Head Full of Ghosts

A Head Full of Ghosts
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: Titan Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN: 1785653687
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Head Full of Ghosts Book Excerpt:

The lives of the Barretts, a suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to halt Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show.

The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature

The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature
Author: Kevin Corstorphine,Laura R. Kremmel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2018-11-07
ISBN: 3319974068
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature Book Excerpt:

This handbook examines the use of horror in storytelling, from oral traditions through folklore and fairy tales to contemporary horror fiction. Divided into sections that explore the origins and evolution of horror fiction, the recurrent themes that can be seen in horror, and ways of understanding horror through literary and cultural theory, the text analyses why horror is so compelling, and how we should interpret its presence in literature. Chapters explore historical horror aspects including ancient mythology, medieval writing, drama, chapbooks, the Gothic novel, and literary Modernism and trace themes such as vampires, children and animals in horror, deep dark forests, labyrinths, disability, and imperialism. Considering horror via postmodern theory, evolutionary psychology, postcolonial theory, and New Materialism, this handbook investigates issues of gender and sexuality, race, censorship and morality, environmental studies, and literary versus popular fiction.

A Head Full of Ghosts Ein Exorzismus

A Head Full of Ghosts   Ein Exorzismus
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN: 9783865526595
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Head Full of Ghosts Ein Exorzismus Book Excerpt:

Growing Things and Other Stories

Growing Things and Other Stories
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN: 0062679147
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Things and Other Stories Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Notable Book Winner of the Bram Stoker Award "One of the best collections of the 21st century." — Stephen King A chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror from the multiple award-winning author of the national bestseller The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts. A masterful anthology featuring nineteen pieces of short fiction, Growing Things is an exciting glimpse into Paul Tremblay’s fantastically fertile imagination. In “The Teacher,” a Bram Stoker Award nominee for best short story, a student is forced to watch a disturbing video that will haunt and torment her and her classmates’ lives. Four men rob a pawn shop at gunpoint only to vanish, one-by-one, as they speed away from the crime scene in “The Getaway.” In “Swim Wants to Know If It’s as Bad as Swim Thinks,” a meth addict kidnaps her daughter from her estranged mother as their town is terrorized by a giant monster . . . or not. Joining these haunting works are stories linked to Tremblay’s previous novels. The tour de force metafictional novella “Notes from the Dog Walkers” deconstructs horror and publishing, possibly bringing in a character from A Head Full of Ghosts, all while serving as a prequel to Disappearance at Devil’s Rock. “The Thirteenth Temple” follows another character from A Head Full of Ghosts—Merry, who has published a tell-all memoir written years after the events of the novel. And the title story, “Growing Things,” a shivery tale loosely shared between the sisters in A Head Full of Ghosts, is told here in full. From global catastrophe to the demons inside our heads, Tremblay illuminates our primal fears and darkest dreams in startlingly original fiction that leaves us unmoored. As he lowers the sky and yanks the ground from beneath our feet, we are compelled to contemplate the darkness inside our own hearts and minds.

Dark Forces at Work

Dark Forces at Work
Author: Cynthia J. Miller,A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN: 1498588565
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Forces at Work Book Excerpt:

Dark Forces at Work examines the role of race, class, gender, religion, and the economy as they are portrayed in, and help construct, horror narratives across a range of films and eras. These larger social forces not only create the context for our cinematic horrors, but serve as connective tissue between fantasy and lived reality, as well. While several of the essays focus on “name” horror films such as IT, Get Out, Hellraiser, and Don’t Breathe, the collection also features essays focused on horror films produced in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and on American classic thrillers such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Key social issues addressed include the war on terror, poverty, the housing crisis, and the Time’s Up movement. The volume grounds its analysis in the films, rather than theory, in order to explore the ways in which institutions, identities, and ideologies work within the horror genre.

The Cabin at the End of the World

The Cabin at the End of the World
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: Titan Books
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN: 1785657836
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cabin at the End of the World Book Excerpt:

The Stoker Award-winning, taut and propulsive twist on home invasion horror, packed psychological suspense. Soon to be a major film, Knock At the Cabin, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake, with their closest neighbours more than two miles in either direction. As Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young and friendly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologises and tells Wen, “None of what’s going to happen is your fault”. Three more strangers arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: “Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.” So begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are intertwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction  Third Edition
Author: Neal Wyatt,Joyce G. Saricks
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-07-03
ISBN: 083891781X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

Disappearance at Devil s Rock

Disappearance at Devil s Rock
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN: 006236328X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disappearance at Devil s Rock Book Excerpt:

A family is shaken to its core after the mysterious disappearance of a teenage boy in this eerie tale, a blend of literary fiction, psychological suspense, and supernatural horror from the author of A Head Full of Ghosts. “A Head Full of Ghosts scared the living hell out of me, and I’m pretty hard to scare,” raved Stephen King about Paul Tremblay’s previous novel. Now, Tremblay returns with another disturbing tale sure to unsettle readers. Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her thirteen-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished without a trace in the woods of a local park. The search isn’t yielding any answers, and Elizabeth and her young daughter, Kate, struggle to comprehend Tommy’s disappearance. Feeling helpless and alone, their sorrow is compounded by anger and frustration: the local and state police have uncovered no leads. Josh and Luis, the friends who were the last to see Tommy before he vanished, may not be telling the whole truth about that night in Borderland State Park, when they were supposedly hanging out a landmark the local teens have renamed Devil’s Rock. Living in an all-too-real nightmare, riddled with worry, pain, and guilt, Elizabeth is wholly unprepared for the strange series of events that follow. She believes a ghostly shadow of Tommy materializes in her bedroom, while Kate and other local residents claim to see a shadow peering through their windows in the dead of night. Then, random pages torn from Tommy’s journal begin to mysteriously appear—entries that reveal an introverted teenager obsessed with the phantasmagoric; the loss of his father, killed in a drunk-driving accident a decade earlier; a folktale involving the devil and the woods of Borderland; and a horrific incident that Tommy believed connects them. As the search grows more desperate, and the implications of what happened become more haunting and sinister, no one is prepared for the shocking truth about that night and Tommy’s disappearance at Devil’s Rock.

The Ghosts of Galway

The Ghosts of Galway
Author: Ken Bruen
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 0802188842
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ghosts of Galway Book Excerpt:

An ex-cop chases after a relic and a rogue priest: “They don’t come much tougher than Ken Bruen’s Irish roughneck, Jack Taylor.” —The New York Times Book Review Jack Taylor is recovering from a mistaken medical diagnosis and a failed suicide attempt. Now that he’s going to live after all, he’s going to need money, so using his ex-Garda credentials he manages to land a job as a night-shift security guard. But his Ukrainian boss has Jack in mind for a bit of off-the-books work. He wants Jack to find what some claim to be the first true book of heresy, the famously blasphemous “Red Book,” currently in the possession of a rogue priest hiding out in Galway after fleeing a position at the Vatican. Despite Jack’s distaste for priests of any stripe, the money is too good to turn down. Then Em, the many-faced woman who’s had a vise on Jack’s heart and mind for the past two years, reappears and turns out to be entangled with the story of the Red Book, too—leading Jack down ever more mysterious and lethal pathways—in this “dark and often hilarious” series by an author who’s won the Shamus, Macavity, and Barry Awards and been an Edgar Award finalist (Toronto Star). “Bruen is in top form, and, although everything Taylor touches seems to turn to ash, he embodies such humanity that readers will be unable to resist rooting for him.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The most mannered prose since the glory days of James Ellroy.” —Kirkus Reviews

Ghost Recall

Ghost Recall
Author: Alan Baxter
Publsiher: Grey Matter Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost Recall Book Excerpt:

The next chapter in the Eli Carver Supernatural Series by the award-winning author master of dark fantasy is here. Life has calmed down for Eli Carver and he's grown complacent. Enjoying the high-stakes spoils of his new girlfriend's gambling wins, the duo is living large in Las Vegas. It's the most peaceful time he can recall. But when things turn quiet, Eli finds trouble. Dragged into the strange machinations of a dangerous secret society, Eli will finally face everything he's been ignoring if he hopes to make it out the other side. And even then, nothing will ever be the same again. Eli and his ghosts find themselves battling powerful adversaries as violence and dark magic coalesce with lethal consequences. Strap yourself in for the third installment of award-winning author Alan Baxter's unrelenting Eli Carver Supernatural Thriller Series. Praise for Alan Baxter's Ghost Recall and the Eli Carver Supernatural Thrillers: "Ghost Recall [Book Three] bottles the essence of impending doom that drives the most powerful noir. Vintage Baxter: fast, sleek, and bloody-minded."— Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase "[Book One] Manifest Recall grabs you by the scruff of the neck from word one and doesn't let go. It's fast paced, bad people doing bad things to other bad people. I gobbled it down in two nights. You should, too. Highly recommended!" – John F.D. Taff, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of The Fearing "Eli Carver is back with a vengeance! That's bad news for some but good news for readers. [Book Two] Recall Night is brutal, gritty fun and a phenomenal follow-up to Manifest Recall." — Brian Keene, author of The Complex "Alan Baxter's fiction is dark, disturbing, hard-hitting and heart-breakingly honest. He reflects on worlds known and unknown with compassion, and demonstrates an almost second-sight into human behaviour." – Kaaron Warren, Shirley Jackson Award-winner and author of The Grief Hole "Alan's work is reminiscent of that of Clive Barker and Jim C. Hines, but with a unique flavour all of its own." – Angela Slatter, World Fantasy, British Fantasy and Aurealis Award winner Grey Matter Press, the multiple Bram Stoker Award-nominated independent publisher, is proud to present the third installment in one of the best supernatural thriller series ever imagined. Grey Matter Press: Where Dark Thoughts Thrive

Black Feathers

Black Feathers
Author: Ellen Datlow
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN: 1681773805
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Feathers Book Excerpt:

Birds are usually loved for their beauty and their song. They symbolize freedom, eternal life, the soul. But there’s a dark side to the avian. Birds of prey sometimes kill other birds (the shrike), destroy other birds’ eggs (blue jays), and even have been known to kill small animals (the kea sometimes eats live lambs). And who isn’t disgusted by birds that eat the dead—vultures awaiting their next meal as the life blood flows from the dying. Is it any wonder that with so many interpretations of the avian, that the contributors herein are eager to be transformed or influenced by them? Included in Black Feathers are those obsessed by birds of one type or another: A grieving widow takes comfort in her majestic winged neighbors, who enable her to cope with a predatory relative. An isolated society of women relies on a bird to tell their fortunes. A chatty parrot makes illegal deals with the dying. A troubled man lives in isolation with only one friend for company—a jackdaw.In each of these fictions, you will encounter the dark resonance between the human and avian. You will see in yourself the savagery of a predator, the shrewd stalking of a hunter, and will wade into this feathered nightmare, braving the horror of death for that which we all seek—the promise of flight.

SSC CHSL GK Previous Papers 50 Papers General Awareness Setwise

SSC CHSL GK Previous Papers   50 Papers   General Awareness Setwise
Author: Mocktime Publication
Publsiher: by Mocktime Publication
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SSC CHSL GK Previous Papers 50 Papers General Awareness Setwise Book Excerpt:

SSC CHSL Previous Papers - 50 Papers - General Awareness Setwise Keywords: Ssc CHSL Books, Ssc CHSL Admit Card , Ssc CHSL Syllabus, Ssc CHSL Notification, Ssc CHSL Exam date, Ssc CHSL Recruitment, Ssc CHSL Salary, Ssc CHSL Eligibility, SSC reasoning ability Previous papers, Ssc quantitative aptitude Previous papers, Ssc mathematics Previous papers, Ssc English language Previous papers, Lucent gk Previous papers, General english Previous papers, General math Previous papers,

Disappearance at Devil s Rock

Disappearance at Devil   s Rock
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: Titan Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 1785653660
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disappearance at Devil s Rock Book Excerpt:

Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her 13-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished in the woods of a local park. Riddled with worry, pain, and guilt, Elizabeth is wholly unprepared for the strange series of events that follow. As the search grows more desperate, and the implications of what happened become more haunting and sinister, no one is prepared for the shocking truth about that night.

Horror Literature through History An Encyclopedia of the Stories that Speak to Our Deepest Fears 2 volumes

Horror Literature through History  An Encyclopedia of the Stories that Speak to Our Deepest Fears  2 volumes
Author: Matt Cardin
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 967
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN: 1440842027
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horror Literature through History An Encyclopedia of the Stories that Speak to Our Deepest Fears 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. • Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time • Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics • Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries • Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion

The Book of the Baku

The Book of the Baku
Author: R.L. Boyle
Publsiher: Titan Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 1789096618
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of the Baku Book Excerpt:

A Monster Calls meets The Shining in this haunting YA dark fantasy about a monster that breaks free from a story into the real world. Sean hasn’t spoken a word since he was put into care. When he is sent to live with his grandad, a retired author and total stranger, Sean suddenly finds himself living an affluent life, nothing like the estate he grew up in, where gangs run the streets and violence is around every corner. Sean embraces a new world of drawing, sculpting and reading his grandad’s stories. But his grandad has secrets in his past. As his grandad retreats to the shed, buried at the end of his treasured garden, The Baku emerges. The Baku is ancient, a creature that feeds on our fears, and it corrupts everything it touches. Plagued by nightmares, with darkness spreading through the house, Sean must confront his fears to free himself and his grandad from the grip of the Baku.

SSC CGL Previous Papers General Awareness 140 Sets

SSC CGL Previous Papers   General Awareness 140 Sets
Author: Mocktime Publication
Publsiher: by Mocktime Publication
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SSC CGL Previous Papers General Awareness 140 Sets Book Excerpt:

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Phantoms

Phantoms
Author: Joe Hill,M.R. Carey,Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: Titan Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 178565795X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phantoms Book Excerpt:

A stunning new ghost story anthology featuring stories from bestselling authors Joe Hill, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay and M.R. Carey The brightest names in horror showcase a ghastly collection of eighteen ghost stories that will have you watching over your shoulder, heart racing at every bump in the night. In “My Life in Politics” by M.R. Carey the spirits of those without a voice refuse to let a politician keep them silent. In “The Adjoining Room” by A.K. Benedict a woman finds her hotel neighbour trapped and screaming behind a door that doesn’t exist. George Mann’s “The Restoration” sees a young artist become obsessed with returning a forgotten painting to its former glory, even if it kills her. And Laura Purcell’s “Cameo” shows that the parting gift of a loved one can have far darker consequences than ever imagined... These unsettling tales from the some of the best modern horror writers will send a chill down your spine like someone has walked over your grave... or perhaps just woken up in their own.

Survivor Song

Survivor Song
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN: 006267918X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Survivor Song Book Excerpt:

A propulsive and chillingly prescient novel of suspense and terror from the Bram Stoker award–winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts. “Absolutely riveting.” — Stephen King In a matter of weeks, Massachusetts has been overrun by an insidious rabies-like virus that is spread by saliva. But unlike rabies, the disease has a terrifyingly short incubation period of an hour or less. Those infected quickly lose their minds and are driven to bite and infect as many others as they can before they inevitably succumb. Hospitals are inundated with the sick and dying, and hysteria has taken hold. To try to limit its spread, the commonwealth is under quarantine and curfew. But society is breaking down and the government's emergency protocols are faltering. Dr. Ramola "Rams" Sherman, a soft-spoken pediatrician in her mid-thirties, receives a frantic phone call from Natalie, a friend who is eight months pregnant. Natalie's husband has been killed—viciously attacked by an infected neighbor—and in a failed attempt to save him, Natalie, too, was bitten. Natalie's only chance of survival is to get to a hospital as quickly as possible to receive a rabies vaccine. The clock is ticking for her and for her unborn child. Natalie’s fight for life becomes a desperate odyssey as she and Rams make their way through a hostile landscape filled with dangers beyond their worst nightmares—terrifying, strange, and sometimes deadly challenges that push them to the brink. Paul Tremblay once again demonstrates his mastery in this chilling and all-too-plausible novel that will leave readers racing through the pages . . . and shake them to their core.