The White Road (Hardback)Sarah Lotz (author)
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*****From the author of The Three, coming soon to your screen as a major BBC adaptation by Golden Globe winner Peter Straughan*****
Adrenaline-junky Simon Newman sneaks onto private land to explore a dangerous cave in Wales with a strange man he's met online. But Simon gets more than he bargained for when the expedition goes horribly wrong. Simon emerges, the only survivor, after a rainstorm trap the two in the cave. Simon thinks he's had a lucky escape.
But his video of his near-death experience has just gone viral.
Suddenly Simon finds himself more famous than he could ever have imagined. Now he's faced with an impossible task: he's got to defy death once again, and film the entire thing. The whole world will be watching. There's only one place on earth for him to pit himself against the elements: Mt Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.
But Everest is also one of the deadliest spots on the planet. Two hundred and eighty people have died trying to reach its peak.
And Simon's luck is about to run out.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 32 mm
The White Road is a roller-coaster ride with intriguing psychological depth * Crime Fiction Lover *
Lotz knows how to develop suspense and horror . . . Dark and unsettling, Lotz's latest taps into, and exploits, our deepest fears * Kirkus Reviews *
The White Road will creep under your skin . . . Lotz has cemented herself as one of my favourite horror authors with this book. The characters are real and fascinating. The book is just downright creepy! I love it! The dark sense of humour that is layered throughout is one of the things that makes her work so memorable and enjoyable for me . . . I really can't recommend this book enough. ***** * The Speculative Herald *
Lotz excels at making you feel like you're there and her flawed lead sympathetic. Fans of Dan Simmons's The Terror will be pleased * Publishers Weekly *
Sarah Lotz's descriptions of the oppressive darkness and unbearably cramped spaces stirred up some of my deepest fears . . . A master of the horror genre, Sarah Lotz's talents were especially in clear evidence in this novel with its atmosphere of tangible suspense and pure, icy terror. Thoroughly entertaining and astonishingly realistic, The White Road is a gripping, high-climbing thriller that will creep its way under your skin and stay with you for a very long time (. . . like fingers in your heart) * The Biblio Sanctum *
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