Release date: October 15th
SHADOW GROVE IS A PERFECTLY PLEASANT TOWN ...
Shadow Grove isn't a typical town. Bad things happen here. Children disappear, one after the other, and nobody is doing anything about it. Parents don't grieve, missing posters don't line the streets, and the sheriff seems unconcerned.
Seventeen-year-old Rachel Cleary lives on the outskirts of Shadow Grove, next to the creepy forest everyone pretends doesn't exist. Usually the forest is filled with an eerie calm, an unmistakable graveyard solemnity. But the trees have started whispering, forgotten creatures are stirring, and the nights feel darker than ever.
Something is stalking the residents of Shadow Grove, changing them into brain-dead caricatures of themselves. It's up to Rachel to stop the devouring of her hometown before all is destroyed and everyone she loves is forever lost.
Whispers ride on the wind. Distant childlike voices, gleeful, as if they’re on a playground, swirl around the crone. The soft voices become louder until it sounds like the children are playing right beneath Rachel’s bedroom window. The Black Annis’ cloak suddenly shoots open and spreads out farther. Impossibly, it somehow fills Rachel’s entire line of vision, revealing a collection of ghostlike faces stacked one upon the other and side by side. Chubby-cheeked cherubs avert their hollow gazes to stare at the Black Annis, forced smiles twisting their features horrendously. The cloak continues unfurling to the sides and the tally keeps climbing as new faces appear. Even if Rachel wanted to study each collected child, in search of the missing children of Shadow Grove, there are simply too many to count.
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About the author:
Monique Snyman’s mind is a confusing bedlam of glitter and death, where candy-coated gore is found in abundance and homicidal unicorns thrive. Sorting out the mess in her head is particularly irksome before she’s ingested a specific amount of coffee, which is equal to half the recommended intake of water for humans per day. When she’s not playing referee to her imaginary friends or trying to overdose on caffeine, she’s doing something with words—be it writing, reading, or fixing all the words.
Monique Snyman lives in Pretoria, South Africa, with her husband and an adorable Chihuahua. She’s the author of MUTI NATION, a horror novel set in South Africa, and the Bram Stoker Award® nominated novel, THE NIGHT WEAVER, which is the first installment in a dark fantasy series for young adults.
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