“Campbell has a way of taking the common and mundane things in our lives and turning them into something dreadful and terrifying.”
While staying with his aunt Thelma when he was in his teens, Patrick learned she had traveled to magical sites. Thelma was an artist, and her later works took a turn to the occult. Now grown, Patrick finds his aunt’s journals, which also capture the fascination of his son Roy.
Though initially intrigued by these magical sites, Patrick begins to fear them. Roy and his girlfriend continue their search, but Patrick knows something just isn’t right.
Now Patrick must convince Roy his suspicions are real, and that Roy and his girlfriend have awakened something dark that wants to take hold of the world.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Ramsey Campbell has won more awards for his fiction than any other living writer. He is the author of The Parasite, The Face That Must Die, Obsession, Ancient Images, The Influence, The Hungry Moon, and many other novels, as well as the ground-breaking collections, Cold Print, Demons by Daylight, and the recent Ghosts and Grisly Things among others. Campbell has a way of taking the common and mundane in our lives and turning them into something dreadful and terrifying. Craig Lefteroff of Booklist says The Wise Friend “hearkens back to early titans of the genre, like Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen, while simultaneously feeling fresh and modern.”
Forthcoming 23 April 2020 from Flame Tree Press, The Wise Friend by Ramsey Campbell is available for pre-order now.