Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre, including a cookbook for cannibals, a used hangman’s noose, and a snuff film. An aging death-metal rock god, his taste for the unnatural is widely known. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible and strange that Jude can’t help but reach for his wallet.
I will “sell” my stepfather’s ghost to the highest bidder.
For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man’s suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. He isn’t afraid. He has spent a lifetime coping with ghosts—of an abusive father, of the lovers he callously abandoned, and of the bandmates he betrayed. What’s one more?
But what UPS delivers to his door in a black, heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It’s the real thing. And suddenly the suit’s previous owner is everywhere: behind the bedroom door, seated in Jude’s restored vintage Mustang, standing outside his window, staring out from his widescreen television—waiting … with a gleaming razor blade on a chain dangling from one hand.
Author Joe Hill immediately vaults into the top echelon of dark fantasists with a masterwork brimming with relentless thrills and acid terror. Download and start listening now!