“With his first horror novel for adults, Marino delivers a chilling story of a woman forced to relive the traumas of her past as a darkness possesses her soul.”
Sydney’s worked hard rebuilding her life. She has a great job, a house with good furniture, and a loving boyfriend who accepts her and her son as they are.
Then she opens her front door and an intruder knocks her out. From there, her world begins to unravel.
She tells the police the story of her ordeal. Escaping out of a broken window, running to her neighbor’s yard, calling the police. But the police have a different story, one that ends with the intruder dead in her guest room with wounds that appear to be extremely personal.
Sydney doesn’t remember killing anyone. With no one to believer her, she returns home, and horrifying memories bubble to the surface. A strange darkness begins to whisper to her, begging her to return to old addictions, to relive the past she’s spent so long burying.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Andy Marino is known for his speculative fiction books for young readers. The author of Conspiracy: The Plot to Kill Hitler series, Autonomous, Uncrashable Dakota, and Unison Spark. With his first horror novel for adults, Marino delivers a chilling story of a woman forced to relive the traumas of her past as a darkness possesses her soul. David Wellington (13 Bullets, The Last Astronaut) says: “Equal parts surreal and hyper-real, darkly hypnotic. Marino puts his main character’s throbbing heart on full display and we are swept along on the dark journey into waters both mystical and terrifying. With every new revelation, the dread just mounts and mounts to the mind-shattering conclusion.”, and Craig DiLouie (The Children of Red Peak says: “Andy Marino’s The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess is a gripping portrait of addiction and an innovative take on demonic possession, delivering a shocking ending and powerful themes of how love heals but can also be corrupted.”
Forthcoming 28 September 2021 from Redhook, The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess by Andy Marino is available for pre-order now.