The Boy From Two Worlds
Years after Thomas Cavanaugh and his fae girlfriend defeated the demons that threatened to destroy the world, a boy born with unnatural powers is kidnapped, and Thomas vows to bring him home.
The sequel to Jason Offutt’s award-winning novel, The Girl in the Corn, which critics have raved is “an outstanding blend of horror, speculative fiction, and apocalyptic fantasy topped with madness” (HorrorDNA) and “a haunting, unsettling, gripping novel” (Richard Thomas, a Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson nominee).
Evil comes in pretty packages.
Thomas Cavanaugh’s life is now a blur, a blend of foggy memories and hidden horrors. When his fae girlfriend Jillian begins to act strangely, he wonders whether he should put an end to their relationship. Then Jillian does the unthinkable and vanishes with four-year-old Jacob Jenkins, a boy with terrifying supernatural powers. Suddenly, years later, Jacob reappears unaged, claiming to have been in another world.
Sheriff Glenn is called in to investigate a series of violent murders, all with evidence pointing toward the boy from two worlds. Someone with dark magic is devouring souls but for what purpose? Thomas and his allies must prepare for a bloody final battle before their world is completely swept away into another, with no way to get home.
For readers who enjoy horror novels by Stephen King, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Stephen Graham Jones, and Paul G. Tremblay.
“[An] unholy mash-up of creepy, high-body-count paranormal thrills . . . Readers will find themselves well sated before the end.” —Publishers Weekly, on The Girl in the Corn
“The Girl in the Corn is a haunting, unsettling, gripping novel. I will have nightmares of circles filled with needle teeth for years to come. In these cornfields are such original, disturbing beasts—I was hypnotized by their presence on the page.” —Richard Thomas, Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson nominee, on The Girl in the Corn
“Norse mythology gives this story . . . a unique touch [with] an exhilarating conclusion.” —Booklist, on The Girl in the Corn
“This was an outstanding blend of horror, speculative fiction, and apocalyptic fantasy topped with madness . . . The Girl in the Corn is one of the first great horror novels of 2022.” —Horror DNA, on The Girl in the Corn