Friday, August 12, 2011

S.P. Miskowski's horror novel

S.P. Miskowski's excellent horror novel, Knock Knock, is on sale over at Amazon's Kindle store right now. If you are a lover of great writing and creepy tales, fork over the 3.99 today and start reading. It's cheaper than a latte! Scarier, too.

Miskowski is a brilliant writer. I've linked to her stories here before, but this one in particular is a favorite-- and it's actually a story from this book.

The timing couldn't be more perfect for Knock Knock to be unleashed: it is a story for autumn, when the days are getting shorter and drearier. It was made for the season when you stop feeling guilty about staying in bed late on a Sunday morning-- it's raining, so who wants to leave the house? Buy it now, and wait for that first day when you know summer is ending. In Seattle that day is everyday, so we are, in a sense, spoiled. This novel was made for my city.

Three girls grapple their way to womanhood in a Pacific Northwest town haunted by its own sins. They make one terrible mistake that sets the story in motion. Once that mistake has been made, you will not be able to put the book down. Cancel your evening plans. Cancel your eating plans, too; you won't be able to walk down the stairs to the kitchen without turning on all the lights. Or running. Or both. I recommend reading this book in bed with a pot of coffee or tea nearby. Keep the shades up so you can watch the sky darkening. 

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