Shortlisted for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel; Runner-up for Best Novel in This Is Horror awards 2017. One night in 1980, a man becomes a monster. Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in honky-tonk bars on the back roads of Texas. What he does with them doesn't make him proud: it just quiets the demons for a little while. But when he crosses paths with one particular mysterious pale-skinned girl, he wakes up weak and bloodied, with no memory of the night before. Finding refuge at a small motel, Travis develops feelings for the owner, Annabelle, but at night he fights a horrible transformation and his need to feed. Half a state away, a grizzled Texas Ranger is hunting Travis for his past misdeeds, but what he finds will lead him to a revelation far more monstrous. A man of the law, he'll have to decide how far into the darkness he'll go for the sake of justice.
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
"By turns spare and solemn, but also vast and treacherous, as the Southwest." Jeffrey Stayton. "Davidson's rich prose plunges the reader into a hell all the more terrifying for its banality... grabs you by the throat and drags you down a twisted road." E.Z. Rinsky. "A beautiful nightmare. A book that haunts, teases, and compels. a must-read for any brave horror fan." Erik Storey. "Like some knives, a work of art: sharp, frightening, and elegant." Nicholas Mainieri. "A perfectly paced thriller that's chillingly fun to read, but Davidson's prose transcends genre like a fresh Cormac McCarthy." Dana Chamblee Carpenter. "A flint-hard, gorgeously written nightmare." Laird Barron. "With lyrical prose and creeping dread, Davidson turns the screws." Kelly J. Ford. "A riveting blend of vampire horror, a serial killer's tale, and police procedural." Dana Cameron.