What began as a brave and bold adventure has become a nightmare. The members of the last wagon train to attempt the uncharted mountain crossing discover that the threat they face reaches beyond the fury of the natural elements, to something more primal and far more deadly.
A graduate of the Masters writing program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Alma Katsu worked briefly in advertising and PR before moving into the intelligence world, working as a senior analyst for several US agencies, including the CIA and the American equivalent of GCHQ. She was also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Alma Katsu lives in the Washington, DC area. To find out more, visit her website almakatsubooks.com
"Deeply, deeply disturbing, hard to put down, not recommended reading after dark." -- STEPHEN KING "Like The Revenant but with an insistent supernatural whisper. The setting and the story are utterly chilling. And the telling of it is so well done." -- SARAH PINBOROUGH, author of Behind Her Eyes "Katsu adds a rich vein of horror to her imaginative retelling . . . astonishingly atmospheric, with a strong sense of claustrophobia, despite the vast prairies and mountains . . . this is an enthralling and chilling read." -- Laura Wilson * GUARDIAN * "Uneasy, nauseous, slow-burning tale that marries historical fiction with a hint of the supernatural. Great detailing; colourful characterization; some supremely ominous stuff, but always reined in at the final moment to rack up the tension even more. Loved it!" -- JOANNE HARRIS, author of Chocolat "An absorbing thriller that had me digging into the history behind this tale as soon as I'd read the last page . . . Her descriptions of the land are movingly beautiful, but there is danger even here." -- Alison Flood * OBSERVER 'Thrillers of the Month' *