“With his latest, Fracassi gives us an epic supernatural procedural that dares to drag the darkest horrors out into the open.”
After Henry Thorne is kidnapped, he becomes a prisoner in a farmhouse in the middle of the forest, isolated from all contact. But he’s really not that alone, as he finds himself connecting with a mysterious force living among the trees in the woods, and Henry begins to use that strange bond to ruin the nefarious plans of his captors.
While Henry and this force forge their bond, the strange being has ulterior motives unknown to Henry. It has its own reasons for wanting Henry’s captors gone.
There’s something underneath the house, hidden from view in the dark root cellar, eagerly anticipating its return.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Philip Fracassi should be no stranger to readers of horror fiction. The author of Shiloh, Commodore, Sacculina, the forthcoming Boys in the Valley, and the collections Behold the Void and Beneath a Pale Sky, Fracassi’s work has graced the pages of The Bad Book, The Nightside Codex, Test Patterns, Black Static, and The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Ten, among others. With his latest, Fracassi gives us an epic supernatural procedural that dares to drag the darkest horrors out into the open. Shaun Hamill (A Cosmology of Monsters) says: “A Child Alone with Strangers starts out as a slow burn procedural with supernatural elements and inexorably cranks itself into a pulse-pounding symphony of eldritch horrors and all-too-human violence. Philip Fracassi is the best sort of horror writer—one who is unafraid to hunt for light in even the darkest places.”, and Laird Barron (Swift to Chase, Blood Standard) says: “Fracassi’s novel hits me like a cross between McCammon and ’80s King. Might be one of them summer blockbusters readers love.”
Releasing 18 October 2022 from Talos, A Child Alone with Strangers by Philip Fracassi is available for pre-order now.