A terrifying new novel from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling horror writer.
An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business.
Anyone could be next.
We're going to Christmasland ...
Young Victoria McQueen has a gift for finding things: a lost bracelet, a treasured photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. All she has to do is ride her bike through the Shorter Way Bridge and she'll come out the other end wherever she needs to be . . . even if that's hundreds of miles away. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability because she knows that no one would understand it. She doesn't understand it herself. And then she discovers she's not the only one with a special gift.
There are others . . . like Charlie Manx, who takes children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4R2 vanity plate. Charlie drives his precious passengers away from all they've ever known: their families, their homes, even their own humanity. By the time they get where they're going - an astonishing secret place called Christmasland - they've changed, utterly. By the time they get out of the Wraith, they're truly Charlie's children; as unstoppable and insane as Manx himself.
Only one kid ever escaped Charlie Manx: a very lucky girl named Vic McQueen. But the end of that nightmare was just the beginning of another. Vic's first brush with Manx lit the fuse on a life-and-death battle of wills, her magic pitted against his . . . a battle that explodes a quarter century later. Because now Manx has taken Vic's own son. And Vic McQueen is going to get him back. Or die trying.
NOS4R2 is an old-fashioned horror novel in the best sense. Claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying, this is a story that will have you on the edge of the seat while you read, and leaving the lights on while you sleep. With the horrific tale of Charles Manx and his Silver Wraith, Joe Hill (@joe_hill) has established himself as the premiere horror and supernatural thriller writer of his generation.
Hill's nightmarish, devilish protagonist is Charlie Manx - who uses his supernatural powers in his ghastly mission to kidnap and kill dozens of children... and to scare the living bejesus out of the readers... This book is well-written, extremely dark and awfully gruesome. — Daily Mail
will delight horror/fantasy fans...Steven King's son has the same knack as his dad for telling gruesome magical tales — MyM Magazine
A deliciously horrific fantasy...the work of a talented and evolving storyteller whose pages sure do turn. — The Skinny
This is a book that starts with a bang and then relentlessly builds. Joe managed to make my skin crawl in the first chapter, turning what should be a time for celebration into something decidedly creepy. At the mid-point of a lengthy book it became near un-putdownable, in that horrifying 'can't look away from a car crash' kind of way. Although the details are dark and even horrible, the narrative pull is relentless and unstoppable. — Mark Yon, SFFWORLD