Here at Night Worms, we make an effort to celebrate Horror on a daily basis. Horror is our happy place, after all. Something we get incredibly excited about is a highly anticipated book release from a favorite author. Part of the fun is getting that first look at the cover. We were over the moon to learn that we would get to share, for the first time ever, the world's first look at Paul Tremblay's new book, Survivor Song. Now, let's all gawk at it for a moment and then we can read the synopsis and a note from Paul:
A riveting novel of suspense and terror from the Bram Stoker award-winning
author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts.
In a matter of weeks, Massachusetts has been overrun by an insidious rabies-like virus that is spread by saliva. But unlike rabies, the disease has a terrifyingly short incubation period of an hour or less. Those infected quickly lose their minds and are driven to bite and infect as many others as they can before they inevitably succumb. Hospitals are inundated with the sick and dying, and hysteria has taken hold. To try to limit its spread, the commonwealth is under quarantine and curfew. But society is breaking down and the government's emergency protocols are faltering.
Dr. Ramola "Rams" Sherman, a soft-spoken pediatrician in her mid-thirties, receives a frantic phone call from Natalie, a friend who is eight months pregnant. Natalie's husband has been killed—viciously attacked by an infected neighbor—and in a failed attempt to save him, Natalie, too, was bitten. Natalie's only chance of survival is to get to a hospital as quickly as possible to receive a rabies vaccine. The clock is ticking for her and for her unborn child. Natalie’s fight for life becomes a desperate odyssey as she and Rams make their way through a hostile landscape filled with dangers beyond their worst nightmares—terrifying, strange, and sometimes deadly challenges that push them to the brink.
Paul Tremblay once again demonstrates his mastery in this chilling and all-too-plausible novel that will leave readers racing through the pages . . . and shake them to their core.
A special note from Paul:
But for a few sections of the novel, SURVIVOR SONG unfolds in real time, over a 6-8 hour period, which was a challenge to write. Hopefully, it works.
A prior novel of mine was about the hope and horror of choosing to go on. This novel is about the horror of going on. The horror of survival for those who do survive; there’s always a cost and an unforeseen aftermath.
There is no supernatural ambiguity in this book. I promise. Trust me.
But there are all sorts of bitey things and teeth. Plenty of teeth.
Pre-Order your copy now! http://bit.ly/SurvivorSong
On-sale date: 7/7/20