The Bram Stoker Award—nominated author of Bird Box returns with a brilliant new novel of suspense
The Danes—a band once known as the “Darlings of Detroit”—are washed up and desperate for inspiration, eager to again have a number one hit. Then an agent from the U.S. Army approaches them with an unexpected proposal: Will they travel to an African desert and track down the source of a mysterious and malevolent sound?
Under the guidance of their front man, Philip Tonka, the Danes embark on a harrowing journey through the scorching desert—a trip that takes Philip into the heart of an ominous and twisted conspiracy.
Meanwhile, in a nondescript Midwestern hospital, a nurse named Ellen tends to a patient recovering from a near-fatal accident. The circumstances around his injuries are mysterious—and yet his body heals at a remarkable rate. Ellen will do the impossible for this enigmatic patient, who reveals more about his accident with each passing day.
Part Heart of Darkness, part Lost, Josh Malerman’s masterful, chilling new novel plunges us into the depths of psychological horror, where you can’t always believe everything you hear.