Synopses & Reviews
“Marshall recalls Stephen Kings ability to set a story in the world of the commonplace, then suddenly jolt it into a more hellish realm.”
—New York Times
Bad things have always happened in Black Ridge, Washington—and Michael Marshall, the acclaimed, bestselling, Phillip K. Dick Award-winning author of The Intruders (“Scary brilliance” —Baltimore Sun) and Straw Men (“Brilliantly written and scary as hell” —Stephen King), lets readers experience all the exceptional nastiness. Marshalls Bad Things is an electrifying combination of psychological suspense, mystery, horror, and paranormal activity that no fan of ingenious, intelligent thrillers will want to miss.
“taut action and appealing characters” San Francisco Chronicle
“Marshall builds up suspense slowly . . . Black Ridge like the Maine towns populated by Stephen Kings characters is not a place you want to visit.” Booklist on BAD THINGS
“This is a psychological thriller guaranteed to keep you up at nights.” Arcadian Lifestyle
“This spooky tale shows Marshall...has a knack not only for the frisson of dread but also the telling psychological insight.” Publishers Weekly on BAD THINGS
“Fast-moving, sinister and highly accomplished…This is ferocious story-telling of the highest order, with corkscrew twists and turns that make it deliciously scary as the secrets unfold.” Daily Mail (London) on BAD THINGS
“A genuinely scary thriller with satisfyingly malevolent villains.” The Sun Herald (Sydney) on BAD THINGS
“Michael Marshall is the new Stephen King, to the nth degree. He successfully complements Carol OConnells tormented characters for roller-coaster-like psychological twists and thrills....BAD THINGS deserves six stars.” www.BookReporter.com on BAD THINGS
From the New York Times
bestselling author of The Intruders
and The Straw Men
comes a nerve-shattering story of guilt, secrets, and very, very . . . bad things
On a beautiful summer afternoon, John Henderson watched his four-year-old son, Scott, tumble from a jetty into the lake outside their Black Ridge, Washington, home. In an instant, Scott Henderson had simply, inexplicably . . . died.
Three years later, John is a different man—divorced, living a solitary existence in a beach house in Oregon. Then one night he receives a disturbing e-mail message from a stranger. It reads: I know what happened.
It's enough to pull him back to Black Ridge—the one place on earth he'd hoped never to return to, unwittingly unleashing a terrifying sequence of events that threatens to destroy what remains of everything he once held dear.
A relentlessly thrilling novel of psychological suspense, Michael Marshall's Bad Things is a masterwork of chill-inducing brilliance that will keep the reader guessing right through to the final page.
Marshall recalls Stephen King s ability to set a story in the world of the commonplace, then suddenly jolt it into a more hellish realm. New York Times"Bad things have always happened in Black Ridge, Washington and Michael Marshall, the acclaimed, bestselling, Phillip K. Dick Award-winning author of The Intruders "( Scary brilliance Baltimore Sun") and Straw Men "( Brilliantly written and scary as hell Stephen King), lets readers experience all the exceptional nastiness. Marshall s Bad Things "is an electrifying combination of psychological suspense, mystery, horror, and paranormal activity that no fan of ingenious, intelligent thrillers will want to miss."
About the Author
Michael Marshall is the author of the trilogy that includes The Straw Men, The Upright Man, and Blood of Angels, as well as the stand-alone novels The Servants, The Intruders, Bad Things, and Killer Move. He also works as a screenwriter for clients in London and Los Angeles, and is currently writing a television pilot set in New York City. He lives in London, England, with his wife and son.