YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE A LIE MIGHT LEAD - While driving to a charming village tucked away deep in the Cascade Mountains of eastern Washington, where she is to begin a new job teaching high school English, Katrina Burton picks up a young hitchhiker who turns out to be a drunken creep. Fearful for her safety, she lies about her destination in order to get him out of the car. But when she later discovers that he is a teacher at the same school, she finds herself feeding that initial lie with more lies.
Then Katrina meets Jack Reeves. Handsome, charismatic and strong, he is exactly what she needs to extricate her from the expanding network of lies. She falls fast and hard for him. But when Jack lands himself in the middle of a grisly murder, she must decide whether to turn him in--or tell yet another lie.
Awards for the World's Scariest Places series:
AUSTRALIAN HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION SHADOWS AWARD (WINNER, 2016)
FOREWORD INDIES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD (GOLD, 2016)
READER VIEWS LITERARY AWARD (WINNER, 2015)
GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD (FINALIST, 2015)
AUSTRALIAN HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION SHADOWS AWARD (FINALIST, 2015)
FOREWORD INDIES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD (FINALIST, 2014)
THE SKOUTZ AWARD (GERMAN, FINALIST 2017)
INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARD (FINALIST, 2016)
NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARD (FINALIST, 2017)
Praise for the World's Scariest Places series:
"Will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like" - Kirkus Reviews
"With a shout-out to Stephen King, Bates's series seems to draw inspiration from other contemporary classics such as the Final Destination film series and the American Horror Story anthology...Voracious readers of horror will delightfully consume the contents of Bates's World's Scariest Places books" - BookLife Prize
"Thriller fans and readers of Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, and other masters of the art will find much to love" - Midwest Book Review
"Will make your skin crawl" - Scream Magazine
"Told with an authoritative voice full of heart and insight" - Richard Thomas, Bram-Stoker Nominated Author
"Takes any preconceived notions of 'horror' and turns them on end" - Midwest Book Review
"Grabs and doesn't let go until the end" - Writer's Digest
"You won't be disappointed" - HorrorAddicts
"Bates knows how to creep into his reader's mind and toy around" - Horror Palace
"Spellbinding" - Bestsellersworld
"Readers will be on the edge of their seats until the very end" - BookLife Prize
"Something to give you chills before you go to bed" - San Francisco Book Review
"Excellent!" - Andrew Peterson, international bestselling author of First to Kill
"Will delight horror fans who want their novels steeped in psychological suspense as well as action" - Midwest Book Review
"Invites you to read it in one sitting" - Hellnotes
“A master storyteller!”"Jeremy Bates is my new favorite author. He beats King and Koontz hands down for pure writing ability"
“Old school horror story reminiscent of Stephen King”
"Perfect for Laymon fans!"
"Definitely recommend to all fans of modern horror"
"Any Stephen King or Dean Koontz fan will love it"
”Jeremy Bates is my new favorite author! He’s the best of both the horror and mystery/thriller genres!”
"Jeremy Bates is giving Stephen King a run"
"This is one of the best books I have ever read!"
"Definitely gave me chills reading this late at night which hasn't happened since I was a 13 year old teenager reading Stephen King's It for the first time"
“Absolutely loved this book”
"Move over King and Koontz there's a new talent in town"
“I was hooked from the first page!”
"I had to stop reading at certain points because he was freaking me out. That only happens to me with one other writer - Stephen King"
"I think of early Clive Barker"
"Suicide Forest is up there with Joe Hills Heart Shaped Box"
"Scariest book I've ever read"
"If you like Greg Olsen or Jeffrey Deaver, Jeremy Bates is a great new talent"