Discover Robert Jackson Bennett’s stunning debut, “set during the Great Depression and reading like a collaboration between Stephen King and John Steinbeck” (Publishers Weekly — starred review).

In the ruins of the Dust Bowl, thousands have left their homes looking for a better life, a new life. But Marcus Connelly is not one of them. He searches for one thing, and one thing only: Revenge.

Because out there, riding the rails, stalking the camps, is the scarred vagrant who murdered Connelly’s daughter.

One man must face a dark truth and answer the question — how much is he willing to sacrifice for his satisfaction?

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Reader Reviews


" a collaboration between Stephen King and John Steinbeck."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Compelling and truly horrifying, this debut novel is highly recommended for all fiction and horror collections."—Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Bennett's supernatural dust storm of a debut offers a killer premise and may remind readers of vintage Stephen King."—
"Mr. Shivers is a startling debut, a deft amalgam of thriller, cerebral horror and American gothic, written with a stark and artful simplicity that complements the examination of struggling humanity pushed to its limits."—The Guardian (UK)
"A ravishing debut...supremely chilling, it never loses its grip in its journey to the edge of the apocalypse."—The Daily Mail (UK)
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