“With his latest novel, Chapman explores addiction via a supernatural drug that lifts the veil on what it means to be truly haunted.”
Erin knows she needs to cut off her ex-boyfriend Silas. No matter what she does, Silas keeps popping up in her life. And now she has to bail him out of rehab … again.
Days later, after he gets out of rehab, Silas is found dead in their hometown from an overdose, and Erin’s world crumbles around her.
Then Erin finds out about Ghost, a new drug on the street that allows you to see the dead. Grieving, and desperate for closure, Erin takes part in a seance with the drug. But the side effects are horrifying, and once you use it, you can never go back.
Wanna get haunted?
Why we’re excited about this book:
Clay McLeod Chapman is quickly becoming the go-to author for hard-hitting horror that doesn’t flinch. The author of Whisper Down the Lane, The Remaking, and the short story collection Rest Area, Chapman has written extensively in comics for such titles as Origins, Iron Fist: Phantom Limb, Scream: Curse of Carnage, Edge of Spider-Verse and Venomverse, as well as The Avengers, Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety, Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, Scream: King in Black, and American Vampire, among others. With his latest novel, Chapman explores addiction via a supernatural drug that lifts the veil on what it means to be truly haunted. John Hornor Jacobs (A Lush and Seething Hell) says: “Richly observed, thoroughly entertaining, and incredibly surprising, Ghost Eaters will be the horror novel of 2022 to read. A dark, gripping tale that is by turns snarky, horrifying, and brutal—this book is as good as modern horror gets.”, and Gabino Iglesias (Coyote Songs, The Devil Takes You Home) says: “Ghost Eaters is one of those rare horror novels that have everything: a dash of humor, real life demons, complex characters, a heavy dose of the supernatural, and the kind of ending you never forget. This is high-grade horror, and Clay McLeod Chapman is the real deal.”
Forthcoming 20 September 2022 from Quirk Books, Ghost Eaters by Clay McLeod Chapman is available for pre-order now.