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Breed

By Chase Novak

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A fantastically creepy horror story about the darkness at the heart of an All-American family, from Chase Novak - the penname of critically acclaimed novelist Scott Spencer.

Alex and Leslie Twisden said they would pay any price to have children. But some costs are too high.

Adam and Alice Twisden know they're not like other kids.

Other kids don't get locked in their rooms at night.

Other kids don't hear strange noises outside their door.

Noises which are getting louder...


From a new name in horror, BREED is a stunning thriller in the vein of Rosemary's Baby, brilliantly written, daring, and unforgettable.

Biographical Notes

Chase Novak is the pen name of the celebrated American novelist Scott Spencer, whose bestselling work has sold millions of copies world wide, and who has twice been nominated for the National Book Award. Spencer`s most recent novel, MAN IN THE WOODS, was published in 2010, and he is at work on another part of a linked chain of novels taking place in upstate New York.

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  • Publication date: 13 Sep 2012
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The best horror novel I've read since Peter Straub's Ghost Story. By turns terrifying and blackly funny, BREED is a total blast. — Stephen King
A nightmarish, yet sickeningly plausible world... An exceptional novel that's crying out for a movie adap — SFX
Novak puts an innovative spin on the idea that inside every parent lurks a monster, and delivers pulse-racing set pieces as a pervasive sense of dread blossoms into something poisonous. The result is a stylish parable of greed, peppered with plenty of dry urban humour — Financial Times
Delightfully entertaining...redolent of Roald Dahl at his creepy best — Washington Post
Above and beyond its fatality count BREED has originality on its side; the ending is a true shocker — New York Times
Chase Novak unleashes truly scary literary horror villains in BREED: Mom and Dad...a thrill to read — USA Today
A slice of shivering dread — New York Daily News
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