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This gifted and brilliantly imaginative dark fantasy novelist catapulted to bestsellerdom with the chilling Heart-Shaped Box and cemented his reputation with the prizewinning volume of short fiction 20th Century Ghosts. At last, the New York Times bestselling author returns with a
relentless supernatural thriller that runs like Hell on wheels.
Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He
woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache
. . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples. At first Ig thought
the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage
and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory,
following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and
murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would
have been the most natural thing in the world. But there was nothing
natural about the horns, which were all too real. Once the righteous Ig
had enjoyed the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second
son of a renowned musician and younger brother of a rising late-night
TV star, he had security, wealth, and a place in his community. Ig had
it all, and more—he had Merrin and a love founded on shared daydreams,
mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.
death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never
charged or tried. And he was never cleared. In the court of public
opinion in Gideon, New Hampshire, Ig is and always will be guilty
because his rich and connected parents pulled strings to make the
investigation go away. Nothing Ig can do, nothing he can say, matters.
Everyone, it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone, that
is, but the devil inside. . . .
Now Ig is possessed of a
terrible new power to go with his terrible new look—a macabre talent he
intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his
life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It's time
for a little revenge. It's time the devil had his due.