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Big Woods (edition 2018)

by May Cobb (Author)

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"Stephen King's Stand by Mecollides with Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objectsin this exceptional thriller. Gutsy, gripping--and pitch-perfect in its resurrection of an era long gone."--A. J. Finn, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The Woman in the Window When her sister disappears, the only clue Leah has is a cryptic message: Underground. By the Woods. It's 1989 in the sleepy town of Longview, Texas, when ten-year-old Lucy disappears. Her parents, the police, and the community all brace for the worst, assuming her body will soon be found in Big Woods. Just like the other unsolved kidnappings. But then Lucy's fourteen-year-old sister, Leah, starts having dreams about Lucy--dreams that reveal startling clues as to what happened. Leah begins her own investigation, and soon she meets a reclusive widow who may hold the key to finding Lucy...if only she can find the courage to come forward. Delving into the paranoia surrounding satanic cults in the 1980s, Big Woodsis an emotionally wrought, propulsive thriller about the enormity of grief, the magical bond between sisters, and a small town's dark secrets. Praise: "Big Woodsis perfectly timed to take advantage of the 1980s horror revival. Its historic details are excellent, down to the songs on Leah's car stereo. Cobb paints in Day-Glo and brings terrors of the night to life."--Foreword Magazine "Readers will be grabbed by Big Woodsand sucked into the mysterious story. Hold on tight--it's worth it."--Criminal Element "Cobb's intense, heart-wrenching debut introduces a courageous, determined teen who must find her lost sister amid a disturbing atmosphere of paranoia and fear, crafting a compelling, suspenseful story reminiscent of William Kent Krueger's Ordinary Grace."--Library Journal(starred review) "Big Woodsis a nuanced family story and also a heart-stopping thriller with surprising twists. Cobb taps into the fabulous '80s sensibility of Stranger Thingsand also into our deepest fears about safety, evil, trust, and the power of faith in what we don't understand. I couldn't put it down."--Amanda Eyre Ward, author of The Nearness of Youand The Same Sky "Compulsively readable."--Rosamund Lupton, New York Timesbestselling author of Sister "Big Woodsis brilliant! Cobb has crafted a haunting thriller that dives deep into grief, family connections, and the dreadful power of fear. The novel succeeds as a rich exploration of emotion and a not-so-distant time while also shining as a riveting page-turner."--Owen Egerton, author of Hollowand writer/director of horror-comedy Bloodfest "Big Woodsis such a blast--a page-turning thriller with '80s hair, like a Texan Stranger Things."--Amy Gentry, author of Good as Gone "Literally the best thriller I've read in years. Intensely gripping, so evocative of the late '80s, and a brilliant, original storyline. It's blinding."--Clare Empson, author of Him… (more)
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"Stephen King's Stand by Mecollides with Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objectsin this exceptional thriller. Gutsy, gripping--and pitch-perfect in its resurrection of an era long gone."--A. J. Finn, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The Woman in the Window When her sister disappears, the only clue Leah has is a cryptic message: Underground. By the Woods. It's 1989 in the sleepy town of Longview, Texas, when ten-year-old Lucy disappears. Her parents, the police, and the community all brace for the worst, assuming her body will soon be found in Big Woods. Just like the other unsolved kidnappings. But then Lucy's fourteen-year-old sister, Leah, starts having dreams about Lucy--dreams that reveal startling clues as to what happened. Leah begins her own investigation, and soon she meets a reclusive widow who may hold the key to finding Lucy...if only she can find the courage to come forward. Delving into the paranoia surrounding satanic cults in the 1980s, Big Woodsis an emotionally wrought, propulsive thriller about the enormity of grief, the magical bond between sisters, and a small town's dark secrets. Praise: "Big Woodsis perfectly timed to take advantage of the 1980s horror revival. Its historic details are excellent, down to the songs on Leah's car stereo. Cobb paints in Day-Glo and brings terrors of the night to life."--Foreword Magazine "Readers will be grabbed by Big Woodsand sucked into the mysterious story. Hold on tight--it's worth it."--Criminal Element "Cobb's intense, heart-wrenching debut introduces a courageous, determined teen who must find her lost sister amid a disturbing atmosphere of paranoia and fear, crafting a compelling, suspenseful story reminiscent of William Kent Krueger's Ordinary Grace."--Library Journal(starred review) "Big Woodsis a nuanced family story and also a heart-stopping thriller with surprising twists. Cobb taps into the fabulous '80s sensibility of Stranger Thingsand also into our deepest fears about safety, evil, trust, and the power of faith in what we don't understand. I couldn't put it down."--Amanda Eyre Ward, author of The Nearness of Youand The Same Sky "Compulsively readable."--Rosamund Lupton, New York Timesbestselling author of Sister "Big Woodsis brilliant! Cobb has crafted a haunting thriller that dives deep into grief, family connections, and the dreadful power of fear. The novel succeeds as a rich exploration of emotion and a not-so-distant time while also shining as a riveting page-turner."--Owen Egerton, author of Hollowand writer/director of horror-comedy Bloodfest "Big Woodsis such a blast--a page-turning thriller with '80s hair, like a Texan Stranger Things."--Amy Gentry, author of Good as Gone "Literally the best thriller I've read in years. Intensely gripping, so evocative of the late '80s, and a brilliant, original storyline. It's blinding."--Clare Empson, author of Him

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