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Whisper Down the Lane

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Zusatztext One of POPSUGAR's Best New Mystery and Thriller Books of April 2021 One of The Lineup's Scariest Horror Books We're Most Looking Forward to in 2021 [A] spellbinding psychological thriller...a suspenseful tale of paranoia that will keep readers riveted until the last surprise is sprung. Publishers Weekly , starred review Within just a few pages you'll have gotten enough shocking violence, overwhelming fear and psychological intrigue to keep you hooked for hours. BookPage , starred review Creepy and engaging, this is a tale for readers who enjoy true crime like We Believe the Children by Richard Beck (2015), horror like Grady Hendrix's My Best Friend's Exorcism (2016), and intensely disorienting psychological suspense like Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (2017). Booklist This clever, creepy roller-coaster ride is perfect for fans of fast-paced horror with the flavor of true crime. Library Journal Whisper Down the Lane is a well-crafted thriller with an intricate plot. Chapman writes in an unadorned manner and with a sharp eye toward the underside of American popular culture. New York Journal of Books Chapman expertly taps into the hysteria of the famed Satanic Panic, creating a chilling, psychological thriller that keeps the reader guessing and worrying, wondering what's real. Daily Dead Devilishly good. In Whisper Down the Lane , Clay McLeod Chapman has given us a diabolically creepy hybrid of horror and psychological suspense that thrills as much as it unsettles. You'll keep turning the pages even as your hands shake.Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark A ruthlessly compelling novel, where two stories close on each other like a clawa truly diabolical nightmare that daylight can't dispelall the more terrifying for what it tells us of ourselves.Ramsey Campbell, author of The Wise Friend and The Searching Dead In Whisper Down the Lane, Clay McLeod Chapman has gifted readers a novel that is darkly compelling, deeply discomfiting, and achingly human. We squirm as the dread and terror mount, but we can't stop reading. We're under the spell of a true storyteller, and bound to follow him wherever he takes us. Prepare to surrender some sleep for this twisting tale of family, memory, identity, and the weight of old sins.Shaun Hamill, author of A Cosmology of Monsters Chapman is a maestro at building grim suspense to the point of unimaginable consequences, proving genuine horror dwells in the world we live in today. Mystery and Suspense Magazine Informationen zum Autor Clay McLeod Chapman writes novels, comic books, and children's books, as well as for film and TV. He is the author of the horror novels The Remaking and Whisper Down the Lane . Visit him at claymcleodchapman.com. Klappentext From the author of The Remaking comes a true-crime-inspired horror novel about a young boy whose fabrications about his elementary school teachers contributed to the Satanic Panic of the '80s, forcing him to hide his identity into adulthood until someone re-creates his old lies thirty years later. . . Richard doesn't have a past. For him, there is only the present: a new marriage to Tamara, a first chance at fatherhood to her son Elijah, a quiet but pleasant life as an art teacher at Elijah's elementary school, and the dream of becoming a real artist someday. Then the body of a rabbit, ritualistically murdered, appears on the school playground with a birthday card for Richard tucked underneath. Richard doesn't have a birthday, but Sean does. Sean is a six-year-old boy in 1980s Virginia. His father has just walked out and his mother is juggling multiple jobs while living on food stamps. Meanwhil...

One of POPSUGAR’s Best New Mystery and Thriller Books of April 2021
One of The Lineup's Scariest Horror Books We're Most Looking Forward to in 2021

“[A] spellbinding psychological thriller...a suspenseful tale of paranoia that will keep readers riveted until the last surprise is sprung.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Within just a few pages you’ll have gotten enough shocking violence, overwhelming fear and psychological intrigue to keep you hooked for hours.”—BookPage, starred review

“Creepy and engaging, this is a tale for readers who enjoy true crime like We Believe the Children by Richard Beck (2015), horror like Grady Hendrix's My Best Friend's Exorcism (2016), and intensely disorienting psychological suspense like Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (2017).”—Booklist

“This clever, creepy roller-coaster ride is perfect for fans of fast-paced horror with the flavor of true crime.”—Library Journal

Whisper Down the Lane is a well-crafted thriller with an intricate plot. Chapman writes in an unadorned manner and with a sharp eye toward the underside of American popular culture.”—New York Journal of Books

“Chapman expertly taps into the hysteria of the famed “Satanic Panic,” creating a chilling, psychological thriller that keeps the reader guessing and worrying, wondering what’s real.”—Daily Dead

“Devilishly good. In Whisper Down the Lane, Clay McLeod Chapman has given us a diabolically creepy hybrid of horror and psychological suspense that thrills as much as it unsettles. You’ll keep turning the pages even as your hands shake.”—Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark

“A ruthlessly compelling novel, where two stories close on each other like a claw—a truly diabolical nightmare that daylight can’t dispel—all the more terrifying for what it tells us of ourselves.”—Ramsey Campbell, author of The Wise Friend and The Searching Dead

“In Whisper Down the Lane, Clay McLeod Chapman has gifted readers a novel that is darkly compelling, deeply discomfiting, and achingly human. We squirm as the dread and terror mount, but we can’t stop reading. We’re under the spell of a true storyteller, and bound to follow him wherever he takes us. Prepare to surrender some sleep for this twisting tale of family, memory, identity, and the weight of old sins.”—Shaun Hamill, author of A Cosmology of Monsters

“Chapman is a maestro at building grim suspense to the point of unimaginable consequences, proving genuine horror dwells in the world we live in today.”—Mystery and Suspense Magazine

Autorentext
Clay McLeod Chapman writes novels, comic books, and children's books, as well as for film and TV. He is the author of the horror novels The Remaking and Whisper Down the Lane. Visit him at claymcleodchapman.com.

Klappentext

From the author of The Remaking comes a true-crime-inspired horror novel about a young boy whose fabrications about his elementary school teachers contributed to the Satanic Panic of the '80s, forcing him to hide his identity into adulthood until someone re-creates his old lies thirty years later. . .


Richard doesn't have a past. For him, there is only the present: a new marriage to Tamara, a first chance at fatherhood to her son Elijah, a quiet but pleasant life as an art teacher at Elijah's elementary school, and the dream of becoming a real artist someday. Then the body of a rabbit, ritualistically murdered, appears on the school playground with a birthday card for Richard tucked underneath. Richard doesn't have a birthday, but Sean does.

Sean is a six-year-old boy in 1980s Virginia. His father has just walked out and his mother is juggling multiple jobs while living on food stamps. Meanwhile, all the grown-ups in his life seem worried. Cult leaders, serial killers, and stranger danger is on the rise, with moral crusaders and televangelists stoking the fires of panic. In this pressure cooker environment, Sean's school sends a note to parents alerting them that a teacher is under investigation. Sean likes Mr. Woodhouse, but when his mother asks if the bruises caused by the school bully were really caused by Mr. Woodhouse, a few small lies spiral into a terrible tragedy. Now, thirty years later, those lies have come back to haunt Richard: someone knows who he really is-and they're out for revenge.

Inspired by the McMartin preschool trial and the Satanic Panic of the '80s, this novel from the critically praised author of The Remaking delivers a nuanced portrait of parenthood and mass hysteria.



Zusammenfassung
From the author of The Remaking, a true crime-inspired horror novel about a young boy whose little white lies about his elementary school teachers contributed to the Satanic Panic of the 80s, forcing him to hide his identity into adulthood until someone recreates his past lies at his own child s school.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Whisper Down the Lane
Untertitel: A Novel
Autor:
EAN: 9781683692157
ISBN: 978-1-68369-215-7
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Random House N.Y.
Genre: Krimis, Thriller & Horror
Anzahl Seiten: 304
Veröffentlichung: 06.04.2021
Jahr: 2021