Forsaken: Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga

Hampton Creek Press

J.D. Barker's Forsaken is a remarkable debut, a gripping tale of suspense in the tradition of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and John Saul. Truly the birth of a new master in the genre. 

Bram Stoker Award Nominee - Superior Achievement in a First Novel 

“Barker’s ambitious debut is aimed squarely at fans of classic horror. Witches, spells, miniature demons, and personal doubt give plenty to latch on to… the plot moves at a brisk pace… a promising start to a planned series.”

- Editorial Review, Publisher’s Weekly

 "A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind!"
Jeffery Deaver
#1 International Bestselling Author

Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga

Inspired by Actual Events

Excerpt from the Journal of Clayton Stone – 1692

She was examined today without torture at Shadow Cove township on the charge of witchcraft. She said she was wholly innocent of the crime and has never in life renounced God. I watched as they brought her out. A poor, sickly thing, worn by her time behind the walls of her prison. Her bared feet and hands bound in leather, her clothing tattered to that of ruin. Despite such condition, her head was held high, her eyes meeting those of her accusers. She still refuses to provide her name so we remain unable to search baptismal records, nor has her family stepped forward to claim her as their own. We have no reason to believe she is anything but an orphaned child. I find myself unable to look at her directly in the moments preceding her trial. She is watching me though; with eyes of the deepest blue, she is watching me. 

Thad McAlister, Rise of the Witch

When horror author Thad McAlister began his latest novel, a tale rooted in the witch trials of centuries past, the words flowed effortlessly. The story poured forth, filling page after page with the most frightening character ever to crawl from his imagination. It was his greatest work, one that would guarantee him a position among the legends of the craft.

But was it really fiction?

He inadvertently opened a door, one that would soon jeopardize the lives of his family.

She wants to come back.

At home, his wife struggles to keep their family alive. Secretly wondering if she caused it all…a deal she made long ago. A deal with the Forsaken.

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About the author

Jonathan Dylan Barker holds a B.A. in English from Beaumont University and currently lives in Shadow Cove, Massachusetts where he is hard at work on his latest novel.
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Nov 2, 2014
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這是一本充滿驚艷「搖滾風」的懸疑驚悚小說,或許始於J. D.巴克過往在雜誌社的編撰工作,對於流行文化的語彙有著極高的敏銳度,從《四猿殺手》充滿節奏感的雙線布局下,讀者們彷彿能在暗色調的行文中,一次次驚見暴力美感所迸現的震撼花火。從四猿殺手被扭曲、誤導與背離的童年直至成長過程,我們也隱約聽見宛如槍與玫瑰、齊柏林飛船或平克佛洛伊德……那種發自內心的嘶吼吶喊聲。


作者完美運用了驚悚小說的經典元素:曲折詭譎、出人意外 。





——《情節書評》Clues and Reviews






——瑪克辛格羅夫斯(Maxine Groves),《亞馬遜》、《好讀》書評家

一本令人著迷上癮的恐怖傑作。《四猿殺手》一開場就氣勢逼人,帶領讀者一路飆至結局,停都停不下來。J. D. 巴克,一顆耀眼的後起之星。

——貝瑞.蘭開(Barry Lancet),文學奬得奬人,《Tokyo Kill》、《Pacific Burn》作者

作者J.D. 巴克在《四猿殺手》中,運用一個個的謎團,交織串連,塑造出一個令人信服的新犯罪形象,成就了一本令人振奮的驚悚小說。作者以離奇的謎團、明快的節奏,引領讀者穿越一道道曲折起伏的黑暗隧道,歡迎一起扣好安全帶,盡情享受。

——阿歷克斯.多倫(Alex Dolan),《THE EUTHANIST》作者

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