Synopses & Reviews
What came first, the home or the desire to invade?
A seasoned invader with multiple home invasions under
their belt recounts their dark victories while offering tutelage to a new
generation of ambitious home invaders eager to make their mark on the annals of
criminal history. From initial canvasing to home entry, the reader is complicit
in every strangling and shattered window. The fear is inescapable.
Examining the sanctuary of the home and one of the horror genre's most
frightening tropes, Anybody Home? points the camera lens onto
the quiet suburbs and its unsuspecting abodes, any of which are potential
stages for an invader ambitious enough to make it the scene of the next big
crime sensation. Who knows? Their performance just might make it to the
“Seidlinger pulls no punches in delivering gut-wrenching horror as he drives the novel to its bloody conclusion. Fans of Jack Ketchum and Samantha Kolesnik will want to check this out.” Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Michael J. Seidlinger is a Filipino American author of Runaways: A Writer's Dilemma, Scream (part of Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series), and other books. He has written for, among others, Wired, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, Goodreads, The Observer, Polygon, The Believer, and Publishers Weekly. He teaches at Portland State University and has led workshops at Catapult, Kettle Pond Writer's Conference, and Sarah Lawrence.