Whisper Down the Lane

Whisper Down the Lane

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"A diabolically creepy hybrid of horror and psychological suspense that thrills as much as it unsettles. You'll keep turning the pages even as your hands shake."--Riley Sager, New York Times best-selling author of Home Before Dark

Now in paperback, a pulse-pounding, true-crime-based horror novel inspired by the McMartin preschool trial and Satanic Panic of the '80s.

Richard doesn't have a past. For him, there is only the present: a new marriage, a first chance at fatherhood, and a quiet life as an art teacher in Virginia. Then the body of a ritualistically murdered rabbit appears on his school's playground, along with a birthday card for him. But Richard hasn't celebrated his birthday since he was known as Sean . . .

In the 1980s, Sean was five years old when his mother unwittingly led him to tell a lie about his teacher. When school administrators, cops, and therapists questioned him, he told another. And another. And another. Each was more outlandish than the last--and fueled a moral panic that engulfed the nation and destroyed the lives of everyone around him.

Now, thirty years later, someone is here to tell Richard that they know what Sean did. But who would even know that these two are one and the same? Whisper Down the Lane is a tense and compulsively readable exploration of a world primed by paranoia to believe the unbelievable.

Author: Clay McLeod Chapman
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: 04/05/2022
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.20w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781683693062

About the Author
Clay McLeod Chapman writes novels, comic books, and children's books, as well as for film and TV. He is the author of the horror novels The Remaking and Whisper Down the Lane. Visit him at claymcleodchapman.com.