Rain Thomas is a mess. Seven years an addict and three difficult years clean. Racked by guilt for the baby she gave up for adoption when she was sixteen. Still grieving for the boy’s father who died in Iraq. Alone, discarded by her family, with only the damaged members of her narcotics anonymous meetings as friends. Them, and the voices in her head. One morning, on the way to a much-needed job interview, she borrows reading glasses to review her resume. There is a small crack in one lens and through that damaged slice of glass she sees a young boy go running down the aisle of the subway train. Is he screaming with laughter or just screaming? When she tries to find the boy he’s gone and no one has seen him.
The day spins out of control. Rain loses whole chunks of time. The voices she hears are telling her horrible things. And Doctor Nine, a spectral
GLIMPSE –a standalone novel of weird suspense. March 27, 2018.
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Praise for GLIMPSE
Starred review from BOOKLIST!
Maberry, known for such sf/horror fare as the Joe Ledger novels and the one-two zombie punch of Dead of Night (2011) and Fall of Night (2014), steps a bit outside his comfort zone with this psychological/supernatural thriller. Rain Thomas, a recovering drug addict, seems to be missing a day: she went to sleep Thursday night and woke up on Saturday. But this is no garden-variety blackout. After she awakens, but before she becomes aware of the missing time, she experiences what she can only assume is a dream: images of a small boy being chased by a threatening . . . something. Later, as Rain tries to figure out how she could be missing an entire day, she is shocked to discover that a figure from her previous life, the drug-induced hallucination she called Doctor Nine, has somehow manifested himself and is chasing the boy Rain had seen in her dream—a boy who, Rain now realizes, bears an uncanny resemblance to her former boyfriend, who was the father of the baby she put up for adoption 10 years ago. As reality and illusion collide, Rain must decide how far she is prepared to go to save the boy and herself. Maberry’s narrative skills remain first-rate here, and his writing displays more subtlety and greater structural elegance than in past works. A success on all fronts.
HIGH-DEMAND: A bold new direction for one of the giants of the horror genre, and one that could extend his already enormous audience still further –David Pitt
“A waking dream, at once powerful and subtly sinister.” –Clive Barker, #1 NY Times bestselling author of THE SCARLET GOSPELS and THE BOOKS OF BLOOD
“Jonathan Maberry is a shapeshifter of a writer, able to get into his characters so deeply that we never doubt his truth for a minute.” –Charlaine Harris, #1 NY Times bestselling author of the SOOKIE STACKHOUSE series.
“With Glimpse, Jonathan Maberry carries us into the fertile liminal zone between waking and dreaming. Monsters dwell there, but so do some unexpected heroes, and none is more unexpected than the tragically damaged Rain Thomas. Rain has been living her life just one small drop of hope away from hopelessness, yet it’s upon her slender and storm-tossed frame that Maberry hangs the fate of his world. She’s a poignant creation, and it’s impossible not to root for her as she makes her way through this wonderful (and wonder-filled) nightmare of a book.” –Scott Smith, New York Times bestselling author of THE RUINS and A SIMPLE PLAN.
Jonathan Maberry delivers a perfect suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat tale that will keep you riveted! I’ve “Glimpsed” the future and no
“Jonathan Maberry--a master of his craft--has written something exceptional with GLIMPSE ... a relentless and seductive book with real bite, and real heart. Rain’s courage inspires, and Doctor Nine will haunt our dreams.” –Rachel Caine, New York Times bestselling author of THE GREAT LIBRARY series
“Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry hits it out of the park with his latest chilling tour de force, GLIMPSE. He channels the best of Stephen King and Peter Straub to create a harrowing story of a mother and a lost child who are besieged by dark forces shadowing their pasts and futures. Raw and beautiful, detailed and explosive, here is a story that will haunt you long after you close the book.” —James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of THE SEVENTH PLAGUE
“With GLIMPSE, Jonathan Maberry has crafted an extraordinary novel that transcends genre. He has created characters we long to know and touch; and a plot that twists and turns with each engrossing page. GLIMPSE is horror and a dose of fantasy. It’s also about people, the human experience, both the frailty and strength that may come to the fore under extraordinary circumstances. A must read for those who love suspense and horror--or, just a remarkably excellent work of fiction!” -–New York Times bestseller Heather Graham
“Once again Jonathan Maberry weaves an unsettling tale that creeps its way into the shadowland between dreams and reality. Like footsteps behind you in a dark
“Jonathan Maberry knows how to turn words into
“A woman suddenly discovers she is losing chunks of time and seeing things. Alarmed by specters glimpsed from the corner of her vision and the depths of her subconscious, she embarks on an unnerving search for answers, only to encounter a disturbing truth she could never have imagined. Eerie and evocative, GLIMPSE, by Stoker-award-winning Jonathan Maberry, is a nightmarish ride into the human psyche.” –David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of MURDER AS A FINE ART
“Maberry consistently delivers delightful dread, and GLIMPSE is his scariest yet.” –#1 New York Times bestseller Scott Sigler
“Nobody brings the pain in modern horror like Jonathan Maberry. He’s a master at the height of his game, and seeing what he does next is always an absolute delight.” –Seanan McGuire, NY Times bestselling author
“So scary I wished I could close my eyes as I read it—but I didn’t want to miss a word. The brilliant Jonathan Maberry—evocative, chilling and somehow terrifyingly knowledgeable about the dark necessities of the human heart—will grab you by the throat and not let go. Fair warning--leave the lights on.” –Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark Award and 32-time Emmy winning author
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