The night will find us A novel

Matthew Lyons

Book - 2020

"School's out for summer and that means one thing to Parker, Chloe, and their four friends: a well-deserved camping trip in the Pine Barrens, a million-acre forest deep in the heart of New Jersey. But when old grudges erupt, an argument escalates into the unthinkable, leaving one of them dead and the killer missing. As darkness descends and those left alive try to determine a course of action, the forest around them begins to change... In the morning, more of the group has vanished an...d the path that led them into the woods is gone--as if consumed by the forest itself. Lost and hungry, the remaining friends set out to find help, only to realize that the forest seems to have other plans--a darker, ancient horror lies dead and dreaming in a lake in the center of the woods. And it's calling to them. Meanwhile, deep in the trees, the killer is still at large, and one of the group's own has started to transform and warp into something other. Something inhuman. Something that wants to feast. Banding together to survive, the friends soon begin to understand the true nature of the horror waiting for them in the Pine Barrens--and that not all of them will make it out alive."--Provided by publisher.

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Subjects
Genres
Horror fiction
Published
Nashville, Tennessee : Turner Publishing Company [2020]
Language
English
Physical Description
311 pages : 22 cm
ISBN
9781684425419
9781684425518
1684425514
1684425417
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1684425425
Main Author
Matthew Lyons (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Lyons's masterful debut takes readers into the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens for a hair-raising adventure. Six friends—Adam, Chloe, Josh, Nate, Nicky, and Parker—embark on a camping trip to celebrate the end of their junior year of high school. The trip is a thinly veiled excuse for Parker to search for his missing father, who vanished into the Barrens earlier in the year. When Nate picks a fight with Parker, who's grown increasingly unhinged since his father's disappearance, Parker pulls a gun and shoots him in the head, the first in a series of horrific events. As the teens scramble to understand the tragedy, the forest around them comes alive with a primordial evil fueled by the ghosts of those who have been killed within its confines. Lyons's prose is electric, transforming a familiar horror setup into a twisty, nightmarish roller coaster replete with scares that will startle even the most jaded horror reader. This shiver-inducing thriller is not for the faint of heart. Agent: Nicole Resciniti, the Seymour Agency. (Oct.) Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"In this supernatural thriller, six teenagers attempt to survive the horrors - both human and supernatural - that haunt them as they try to escape a seemingly infinite forest where far older, crueler things wait for them with plans of their own"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In this supernatural thriller, six teenagers attempt to survive the horrors – both human and supernatural – that haunt them as they try to escape a seemingly infinite forest where far older, crueler things wait for them with plans of their own.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

They say never go into the woods at night…School’s out for summer and that means one thing to Parker, Chloe, and their four friends: a well-deserved camping trip in the Pine Barrens, a million-acre forest deep in the heart of New Jersey. But when old grudges erupt, an argument escalates into the unthinkable, leaving one of them dead and the killer missing. As darkness descends and those left alive try to determine a course of action, the forest around them begins to change…In the morning, more of the group has vanished and the path that led them into the woods is gone—as if consumed by the forest itself. Lost and hungry, the remaining friends set out to find help, only to realize that the forest seems to have other plans—a darker, ancient horror lies dead and dreaming in a lake in the center of the woods. And it’s calling to them.Meanwhile, deep in the trees, the killer is still at large, and one of the group’s own has started to transform and warp into something other. Something inhuman. Something that wants to feast.Banding together to survive, the friends soon begin to understand the true nature of the horror waiting for them in the Pine Barrens—and that not all of them will make it out alive. They say never go into the woods at night…School’s out for summer and that means one thing to Parker, Chloe, and their four friends: a well-deserved camping trip in the Pine Barrens, a million-acre forest deep in the heart of New Jersey. But when old grudges erupt, an argument escalates into the unthinkable, leaving one of them dead and the killer missing. As darkness descends and those left alive try to determine a course of action, the forest around them begins to change…In the morning, more of the group has vanished and the path that led them into the woods is gone—as if consumed by the forest itself. Lost and hungry, the remaining friends set out to find help, only to realize that the forest seems to have other plans—a darker, ancient horror lies dead and dreaming in a lake in the center of the woods. And it’s calling to them.Meanwhile, deep in the trees, the killer is still at large, and one of the group’s own has started to transform and warp into something other. Something inhuman. Something that wants to feast.Banding together to survive, the friends soon begin to understand the true nature of the horror waiting for them in the Pine Barrens—and that not all of them will make it out alive.