A spine-chilling, mind-twisting new psychological thriller in which a writing circle is haunted by a serial killer, from the acclaimed author of Lost Girls.
Some People Will Do Anything For A Good Story
Nothing seems to be going right for journalist Patrick Rush. Recently widowed, he's now bringing up a young son by himself. At work, he finds himself demoted to anonymous TV critic. It's time to do something.
So he joins a creative writing circle in hope of realizing a life-long dream - to write a novel of his own. But this circle is somewhat . unorthodox. The sessions are conducted in darkness, lit only by candles. Their shadowy leader has only recently come out of exile. And to make matters creepier, a gruesome serial killer is prowling the streets of Toronto - with an M.O. which bears more than a passing similarity to one circle member's tale about a child-snatcher called The Sandman.
But how could one sinister story have an effect on the real world? Could there be a connection, and if so, who's involved? As the line between fact and fiction becomes increasingly hazy, Patrick decides to cut all contact with the circle - until he finds that once you're in this book group, there's only one way out.
Andrew Pyper is the author of the bestselling novels 'Lost Girls' (selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), 'The Trade Mission' and 'The Wildfire Season' as well as 'Kiss Me', a collection of short stories. His novels are all currently in development for feature films. Andrew Pyper lives in Toronto.
Praise for The Killing Circle:
'"The Killing Circle" is one great read: darkly lyrical and atmospheric, it's as haunting as it is gripping. Highly recommended' Harlan Coben
Reviews for Lost Girls:
'This is one scary book. You'll want to keep all the lights on as you read this one' Independent on Sunday
'An excellently written novel, brilliant in its evocation of atmosphere' Evening Standard
'Extremely compelling' Sunday Telegraph
'"Lost Girls" is a hugely impressive and utterly compelling thriller' Independent
'A remarkably fine debut novel . "Lost Girls" has a menace that is all its own' Time Out
'"Lost Girls" is remarkable and compelling. But, more than that, it is a novel that goes some way towards reinventing the literary ghost story' The Times