The Hatching

The Hatching

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The International Bestseller "An apocalyptic extravaganza of doom and heroism...addictive." --Publishers Weekly "This is a fresh take on classic horror, thoroughly enjoyable and guaranteed to leave your skin crawling." --Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead "Guaranteed to do what Jaws did to millions of people." --Suspense Magazine An astonishingly inventive and terrifying debut novel about the emergence of an ancient species, dormant for over a thousand years, and now on the march. Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government "accidentally" drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these incidents begin to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at a Washington, D.C. laboratory. Something wants out. The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. An ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30mm | 499g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1501125044
  • 9781501125041

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"It's an original plot, with a horrifying premise guaranteed to entertain and shock the reader...The Hatching is a page-turner." New York Journal of Books
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"Within my little corner of horrors, I have a small club of authors who are my A-listers. They're the upper echelon of "must read everything they write as soon as I can get my hands on it" talent I've placed above all others. Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Justin Cronin make up the entire membership list. Despite reading a wide range of authors--both self- and traditionally published--I haven't really come across anyone who's been able to make a serious run at joining my top tier. Until now."--Knockin' Books
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4,653 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 20% (918)
4 42% (1,946)
3 27% (1,263)
2 8% (383)
1 3% (143)
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