A young couple find themselves haunted by a string of gruesome murders committed along an old deserted road in this terrifying new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Cold Cases.
July 1995. April and Eddie have taken a wrong turn. They’re looking for the small resort town where they plan to spend their honeymoon. When they spot what appears to a lone hitchhiker along the deserted road, they stop to help. But not long after the hitchiker gets into their car, they see the blood seeping from her jacket and a truck barreling down Atticus Line after them.
When the hitchhiker dies at the local hospital, April and Eddie find themselves in the crosshairs of the Coldlake Falls police. Unexplained murders have been happening along Atticus Line for years and the cops finally have two witnesses who easily become their only suspects. As April and Eddie start to dig into the history of the town and that horrible stretch of road to clear their names, they soon learn that there is something supernatural at work, something that could not only tear the town and its dark secrets apart, but take April and Eddie down with it all.
About the Author
Simone St. James is the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel and The Broken Girls. She spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time.
"From its nerve-shredding start to its thrilling end, MURDER ROAD steers the reader down creepy backroads, past urban legends so vivid you'd swear they were true, and into the marriage of two damaged souls you can't help but root for. Part love story, part campfire tale, it's a trip well worth taking." — Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The Only One Left
"From its terrifying opening to its jaw-dropping conclusion, this thriller has it all--small town secrets, ominous dark deeds after midnight, and a young couple desperate to learn the truth before it costs them their very lives. You will follow this shocking road to its climatic end!” —Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Still See You Everywhere
"There may be a chilling supernatural element at the heart of MURDER ROAD, but it's the unforgettable main characters that will pull you in: damaged survivors who find salvation in each other, beautifully drawn. Once you start reading you won't be able to put it down: I know I couldn't." —Alma Katsu, author of The Fervor “Murder Road serves up the kind of tension that sends chills racing over your skin as you furiously turn the pages, desperate to uncover the secrets of Coldlake Falls. An exhilarating, haunting ride from start to finish.”—Isabel Cañas, USA Today bestselling author of Vampires of El Norte