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Contributor(s): Kirk, Brian

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ISBN: 1787581365     ISBN-13: 9781787581364
Publisher: Flame Tree Pub
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: March 2019
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"Kirk’s suspenseful and terror-driven novel employs supernatural elements to capitalize on the dread and horror of reality... [his] handling of visceral horror and human drama make for an immersive tale." - Publisher's Weekly

You don’t read the book. It reads you.

Rumors of a deadly book have been floating around the dark corners of the deep web. A disturbing tale about a mysterious figure who preys on those who read the book and subjects them to a world of personalized terror.

Jesse Wheeler—former guitarist of the heavy metal group The Rising Dead—was quick to discount the ominous folklore associated with the book. It takes more than some urban legend to frighten him. Hell, reality is scary enough. Seven years ago his greatest responsibility was the nightly guitar solo. Then one night when Jesse was blackout drunk, he accidentally injured his son, leaving him permanently disabled. Dreams of being a rock star died when he destroyed his son's future. Now he cuts radio jingles and fights to stay clean.

But Jesse is wrong. The legend is real—and tonight he will become the protagonist in an elaborate scheme specifically tailored to prey on his fears and resurrect the ghosts from his past.

Jesse is not the only one in danger, however. By reading the book, you have volunteered to participate in the author’s deadly game, with every page drawing you closer to your own personalized nightmare. The real horror doesn’t begin until you reach the end.

That’s when the evil comes for you.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.


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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Horror
Dewey: 813
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Series: Fiction Without Frontiers
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 0.50" (0.75 lbs) 230 pages
 
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Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2019 January #4)

Kirk's suspenseful and terror-driven novel employs supernatural elements to capitalize on the dread and horror of reality. Jesse Wheeler is an aging guitarist who once played for the now-dissolved heavy metal group the Rising Dead. One night, he and his wife, Cassie, both passed out drunk and didn't wake up when their infant son, Rox, fell out of his crib. The boy was permanently brain-damaged; consumed by regret, Jesse and Cassie have spent seven years struggling to stay sober. After the band comes back together for an unmemorable reunion concert, Jesse is sucked into a horrendous new reality brought on by reading an unholy book. Battling the demons of his past and the uncertainty of his future, Jesse realizes he has entered his very own personal hell. Kirk spares the reader no gory detail, but the fourth-wall breaks detract from the immediacy of Jesse's struggle and muddle what would otherwise be an incredibly rich tale of self-destruction and redemption. Kirk does capture the depth and breadth of human emotion, and this is where his work truly shines. Jesse's guilt and his quest to do right by his son are gut-wrenching. While Kirk's tone sometimes misses the mark, his handling of visceral horror and human drama make for an immersive tale. (Mar.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2019 February #1)

Kirk's suspenseful and terror-driven novel employs supernatural elements to capitalize on the dread and horror of reality. Jesse Wheeler is an aging guitarist who once played for the now-dissolved heavy metal group the Rising Dead. One night, he and his wife, Cassie, both passed out drunk and didn't wake up when their infant son, Rox, fell out of his crib. The boy was permanently brain-damaged; consumed by regret, Jesse and Cassie have spent seven years struggling to stay sober. After the band comes back together for an unmemorable reunion concert, Jesse is sucked into a horrendous new reality brought on by reading an unholy book. Battling the demons of his past and the uncertainty of his future, Jesse realizes he has entered his very own personal hell. Kirk spares the reader no gory detail, but the fourth-wall breaks detract from the immediacy of Jesse's struggle and muddle what would otherwise be an incredibly rich tale of self-destruction and redemption. Kirk does capture the depth and breadth of human emotion, and this is where his work truly shines. Jesse's guilt and his quest to do right by his son are gut-wrenching. While Kirk's tone sometimes misses the mark, his handling of visceral horror and human drama make for an immersive tale. (Mar.)

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