A terrifying literary
thriller set on the Alaskan tundra, about the mystery of evil and mankind’s
losing battle with nature
At the start of another pitiless winter, the wolves
have come for the children of Keelut. Three children have been taken from this
isolated Alaskan village, including the six-year-old son of Medora and Vernon
Shaken with grief and seeking consolation, Medora
contacts nature writer and wolf expert Russell Core. Sixty years old, ailing in
both body and spirit, and estranged from his daughter and wife, Core arrives in
Keelut to investigate the killings. Immersing himself in this settlement at the
end of the world, he discovers the horrifying darkness at the heart of Medora
Slone and learns of an unholy truth harbored by this village.
When Vernon Slone returns from a desert war to
discover his son dead and his wife missing, he begins a methodical pursuit
across this frozen landscape. Aided by his boyhood companion, the taciturn and
deadly Cheeon, and pursued by the stalwart detective Donald Marium, Slone is
without mercy, cutting a bloody swath through the wilderness of his homeland.
As Russell Core attempts to rescue Medora from her husband’s vengeance, he
comes face-to-face with an unspeakable secret at the furthermost reaches of American
soil—a secret about the unkillable bonds of family and the untamed animal in
the soul of every human being.
An Alaskan Oresteia, an epic woven of both
blood and myth, Hold the Dark recalls the hyperborean climate and
tribalism of Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s
Bone and the primeval violence of James Dickey’s Deliverance. Download and start listening now!