A spine-chilling, mind-twisting new psychological thriller in which a writing circle is haunted by a serial killer, from the acclaimed author of Lost Girls
Who is the Sandman: dream figure or killer?
When Patrick Rush, journalist, single father and failed novelist, decides to join a creative writing circle, it seems a fertile time for the imagination.
In the city of Toronto, a murderer is striking at random, leaving his victims' bodies mutilated and dismembered, and taunting the police with cryptic notes.
Influenced by the atmosphere of menace and fear, the group begin to read each other their own dark, unsettling tales. One, Angela, tells a mesmerizing story about a child-stealer called the Sandman. Patrick, though, finds fantasy and reality becoming blurred. Is the maniac at large in fact the Sandman? What does Angela really know? And is he himself being stalked by the killer?
But it is only when his own son is snatched that Patrick understands what he must do: embark on a horrifying journey into the unknown and track down the elusive figure known as the Sandman.
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Praise for ‘The Killing Circle’:
‘The Killing Circle is one great read: darkly lyrical and atmospheric, it's as haunting as it is gripping. Highly recommended’ Harlan Coben
‘Frightening… action-packed’ LA Times
‘Gorgeously written and thoroughly unnerving suspense thriller…a terrific yarn’ New York Times
‘Extraordinary thriller… suffused with a tone thick with dread, this is easily Pyper's most ambitious – and absorbing – work to date' Publisher’s Weekly
'One of the more interesting authors writing in Canada… The Killing Circle deserves to be taken seriously… sharp and witty… Pyper has great fun' Quill & Quire
'Pyper is a true prose-master a generous topping of caustic humour and sharp-witted observations…a fright-filled thriller’ Canadian Globe & Mail
‘A thumping good read… a real creep-fest’ Ottawa Citizen
‘A strong and compelling read with just enough thrills and chills’ Vancouver Sun
‘“The Killing Circle” is transfixing in its handling of suspense… Pyper delivers a dark, compelling read that… invites readers to think about the nature of fear and obsession’ The Walrus
‘Very smart, very scary, very good: once I started I couldn't stop. Fans of dark and witty suspense will love The Killing Circle’ Peter Abrahams
Reviews for Lost Girls:
‘This is one scary book… You’ll want to keep all the lights on as you read this one’
Independent on Sunday
‘An excellently written novel, brilliant in its evocation of atmosphere’
‘“Lost Girls” is a hugely impressive and utterly compelling thriller’
‘A remarkably fine debut novel … “Lost Girls” has a menace that is all its own’
‘“Lost Girls” is remarkable and compelling. But, more than that, it is a novel that goes some way towards reinventing the literary ghost story’
Once you’re in, there’s only one way out
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