Near the bone

by Henry, Christina, 1974-

Format: Print Book 2021
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Collection  First Floor - Horror
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Supernatural Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Supernatural Fiction
A woman trapped on a mountain attempts to survive more than one kind of monster, in a dread-inducing horror novel from the national bestselling author Christina Henry.

Mattie can't remember a time before she and William lived alone on a mountain together. She must never make him upset. But when Mattie discovers the mutilated body of a fox in the woods, she realizes that they're not alone after all.

There's something in the woods that wasn't there before, something that makes strange cries in the night, something with sharp teeth and claws.

When three strangers appear on the mountaintop looking for the creature in the woods, Mattie knows their presence will anger William. Terrible things happen when William is angry.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Henry (The Ghost Tree) pits the characters in this lumpy thriller against two formidable menaces: a gun-toting religious zealot and a rampaging cryptid. Mattie lives in a remote mountaintop cabin with abusive, Bible-thumping William, who is introduced to the reader as her husband. Soon after the pair come across the tracks of an outsized predator, she and William cross paths with a trio of amateur cryptozoologists who are investigating urban legends about a monster that lives in the mountain's wilds--and who recognize Mattie as Samantha Hunter, the victim of a kidnapping that occurred 12 years earlier when she was eight. The tale then turns into a pell-mell race down the mountainside as Mattie and her rescuers rush to escape both the murderous William and the cryptid that has caught their scent. Henry builds considerable suspense throughout, but the improbable behavior of her characters often undercuts it, as when they pause to discuss the merits of grilled cheese sandwiches for several pages while their lives are in danger. The nature of the cryptid and its sudden appearance, meanwhile, go frustratingly unexplained. This promises more than it delivers. Agent: Lucienne Diver, the Knight Agency. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Abused women -- Fiction.
Kidnapping victims -- Fiction.
Monsters -- Fiction.
Horror fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2021
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 320 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780593199763
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