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"I don't know how Hunter Shea keeps churning out terrifying stories that feel original, but I want more." - Cedar Hollow Reviews

During the height of the 90s grunge era, five high school friends living on the fringe are driven to the breaking point. When one of their friends is brutally raped by a drunk townie, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Deep in the woods of Milbury, Connecticut, there lives the legend of the Melon Heads, a race of creatures that shun human interaction and prey on those who dare to wander down Dracula Drive. Maybe this night, one band of misfits can help the other. Or maybe some legends are meant to be feared for a reason.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 408.23g
  • Flame Tree Press
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1787584992
  • 9781787584990
  • 2,671,742

Review quote

"Hunter Shea is the monster master of the horror genre. He's entertaining as hell." -- Terry M West, author of Transfer and Night Things "[...] Misfits is a bad-ass love letter to small-town folklore and days of past." -- Splattergeist "Misfits was a very enjoyable piece of horror trash from one of the most reliable voices in the genre. Keep them coming Hunter!" -- Ginger Nuts of Horror "This is a guaranteed enjoyable horrific page turner that should win Shea some new fans [...]" -- The Literary License Podcast "The master of creature feature scored again big time with this depraved and twisted story." -- Was Liest Du This was a fantastic, and fun read! Hunter really captures the angst and attitude of teenagers during the Grunge era, and the dialogue was superb!" -- Andrew's Reviews "A chilling tale that will send shivers up your spine. With enough gore to please the most gory of horror fans it will please and entice all who read it." -- Books Behind the Title "Hunter is delivering some great horror for fans both old and new. This one never eases up and as the story unfolds, Hunter infuses this with some great nostalgia." -- Kendall Reviews "Coming of age stories are always one of my favourites. Misfits is no exception. It is heart-warming. Heart-breaking. Brutal. Exciting." -- Night Worms
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About Hunter Shea

Hunter Shea is the product of a misspent childhood watching scary movies, reading forbidden books and wishing Bigfoot would walk past his house. He doesn't just write about the paranormal - he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. He's the author of over 27 books, including Creature (Flame Tree Press) The Jersey Devil (Pinnacle) and We Are Always Watching (Sinister Grin). Hunter's novels can even be found on display at the International Cryptozoology Museum. The Montauk Monster was named one of the best reads of the summer by Publishers Weekly. He was selected to be part of the launch of Samhain Publishing's new horror line in 2011 alongside legendary author Ramsey Campbell. He's an avid podcaster and can be heard and seen on Monster Men and Final Guys every week. Living with his crazy and supportive family and two cats, he's happy to be close enough to New York City to see the skyline without having to pay New York rent. You can follow his travails at www.huntershea.com.
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Rating details

194 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 34% (65)
4 46% (89)
3 15% (29)
2 5% (9)
1 1% (2)
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