“With The Return, her debut novel, Harrison’s story aims to give readers a creepy, sinister, weekend reunion party from Hell.”
Elise is the only one who ever believed Julie would come back. Missing for two years, Elise never gave up hope. She knew her best friend would return. And then, two years to the day, Julie comes back.
She has no memory of what happened, or even where she’s been.
Elise and Julie, with two of their friends from college, decide to get together at a remote inn. This is a time to celebrate, to reunite. But Elise knows something isn’t right as soon as she sees Julie. Her friend is now rather thin, her skin sallow, and her appetite is quite odd.
During the weekend, Elise realizes the Julie who finally returned is not the same Julie who left two years ago.
Who … or what … is she?
Why we’re excited about this book:
Here at This Is Horror, we are constantly on the look out for those books that hit that horror nerve, that might just be something special. With Rachel Harrison’s The Return, we think we’ve found another one of those books. Born and raised in New Jersey, Rachel Harrison has worked in banking, in publishing, and for TV game shows. With The Return, her debut novel, Harrison’s story aims to give readers a creepy, sinister, weekend reunion party from Hell. Alma Katsu (The Hunger, The Deep) says: “Combining suspense and horror with razor-sharp insights into the nature of female friendships, Rachel Harrison’s The Return is a creepy, nerve-wracking, page-turning addition to the emerging field of horror thrillers.”
Releasing 24 March 2020 from Berkley Publishing, The Return by Rachel Harrison is available for pre-order now.