by Alma Katsu
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Evil has an insatiable appetite
This eerie, shocking look at human nature pushed to its breaking point combines the supernatural and the historical.
Depleted rations, bitter quarrels, and a little boy’s mysterious death plague the Donner Party, driving the wagon train’s travelers to the brink of madness. When dissent escalates to murder, they cannot escape the feeling that someone—or something—is stalking them.
Whether it’s a curse from mysterious Tamsen Donner, the ill-advised route through uncharted terrain, or bad luck, the Donner Party heads into one of the American West’s deadliest misadventures.
As members of the group disappear, the survivors wonder if there really is something hungry waiting in the mountains…and whether evil has grown within them all along.
“Katsu has taken one of the darkest and most chilling episodes in our history, and made the story even darker, even more terrifying. I swear I’m still shuddering.”—R.L. Stine
“In this gripping, atmospheric reimagining…Katsu has created a deeply unsettling and truly terrifying masterpiece.”—Jennifer McMahon
“Great detailing; colorful characterization; some supremely ominous stuff, but always reined in at the final moment to rack up the tension even more. Loved it!”—Joanne Harris
“The setting and the story are utterly chilling. And the telling of it is so well done.”—Sarah Pinborough
“Katsu’s brilliant reimagining of the Donner party’s fate is rich with character, laden with imminent doom, and propelled by chilling mystery.”—Christopher Golden
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||March 6, 2018|