“Malfi’s latest is a nightmarish homecoming tale as a group of childhood friends reunite to destroy a man from their past who has returned to make their lives a living hell.”
Jamie Warren has been running from the darkness for almost twenty years. Haunted by the guilt of abandoning his disabled brother so long ago, Jamie is finally reunited with his brother after a series of unusual events. Jamie, along with his brother and their childhood friends, feel a sense of fate from being together again after so many years apart.
They can’t deny the memories of that summer when they learned strange magic from an even stranger man. A terrible event has followed all of them from the past into adulthood. Now they have to face the future to end a new danger and hunt the strange man who could actually be a monster.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Ronald Malfi’s horror fiction consistently delivers the goods, making him one of the best writers working in the field today. The author of Bone White, December Park, Floating Staircase, The Night Parade, and most recently Come With Me, Malfi’s short fiction has been collected in They Lurk: Four Novellas and We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone. Malfi’s latest is a nightmarish homecoming tale as a group of childhood friends reunite to destroy a man from their past who has returned to make their lives a living hell. Phillip Fracassi (Beneath a Pale Sky) says: “Malfi has established himself as one of the all-time great horror writers, and Black Mouth shows him working at the peak of his dark powers. Equally terrifying and heartbreaking, Black Mouth is a book filled with terror, ghosts, and murder, but also hauntings of the heart, and the soul. Riveting, bloody, and cosmic, this novel will tear you apart in all the best ways.”, and Christopher Golden (Ararat, Road of Bones) calls Black Mouth: “Stunningly good, with echoes of King, Bradbury, Straub, and McCammon, but somehow purely Malfi. Full of malevolence and dread, and peopled by truly compelling characters, the book locks in Malfi’s place as one of the best writers in the genre.”
Forthcoming from Titan Books 19 July 2022, Black Mouth by Ronald Malfi is available for pre-order now.