“Malerman’s mastery of character and uncanny ability to twist the craziest scenarios into pulse-pounding horror make Inspection one book you don’t want to miss.”
A student at a hidden away school deep in the forest. Only one of twenty-six, but they all call the school’s founder their father. Art, Athletics, and science … this is all the students will ever know.
This one student dares to think there’s something beyond the trees, something their father doesn’t want them to know about. He starts asking questions. Why are they there, what is the purpose?
Why can’t they leave?
He feels the school is hiding secrets from the students.
On the other side of the deep forest, in a similar school, a young girl asks the same questions.
The boy has never seen a girl, she’s never seen a boy. Working in tandem, they search for the secrets of their strange schools, and discover something neither was meant to find.
They discover each other.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Josh Malerman has recently become a household name, with the adaptation of his novel Bird Box, which also put the book on the New York Times Bestselling list. The multi-talented writer and musician is the author of Unbury Carol, A House at the Bottom of a Lake (published by This Is Horror), Black Mad Wheel, Ghastle and Yule, with short-stories and novellas in numerous publications and anthologies like I Can Taste the Blood and Lost Signals. Malerman’s mastery of character and uncanny ability to twist the craziest scenarios into pulse-pounding horror make Inspection one book you don’t want to miss. J. D. Barker (The Fourth Monkey and Dracul) says Inspection is “Engaging and suspenseful! Malerman creates a fiendish fairy tale of a world where boy was never meant to meet girl and the hell unleashed when they finally do.” Inspection releases from Del Ray 19 March 2019, and is available for pre-order now.