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Joe Hill, the acclaimed, award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers Heart-Shaped Box and Horns, plunges you into the dark side of imagination with a thrilling novel of supernatural suspense that will have you flinching at shadows and checking the rearview mirror again and again. . . .

NOS4A2

Don't slow down

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

Charles Talent Manx has a gift of his own. He likes to take children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the vanity plate NOS4A2. In the Wraith, he and his innocent guests can slip out of the everyday world and onto hidden roads that lead to an astonishing playground of amusements he calls Christmasland. Mile by mile, the journey across the highway of Charlie's twisted imagination transforms his precious passengers, leaving them as terrifying and unstoppable as their benefactor.

And then comes the day when Vic goes looking for trouble . . . and finds her way, inevitably, to Charlie.

That was a lifetime ago. Now, the only kid ever to escape Charlie's unmitigated evil is all grown up and desperate to forget.

But Charlie Manx hasn't stopped thinking about the exceptional Victoria McQueen. On the road again, he won't slow down until he's taken his revenge. He's after something very special—something Vic can never replace.

As a life-and-death battle of wills builds—her magic pitted against his—Vic McQueen prepares to destroy Charlie once and for all . . . or die trying. . . .

Joe Hill's acclaimed works of fiction, Horns, Heart-Shaped Box, and 20th Century Ghosts, have already earned him international acclaim. With NOS4A2, this outstanding novelist—"one of America's finest horror writers" (Time magazine); "a major player in 21st-century fantastic fiction" (Washington Post)—crafts his finest work yet. Disturbing, mesmerizing, and full of twisting thrills, Hill's phantasmagoric, devilishly playful masterpiece is a terrifying high-octane ride.

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Scary
March 31st, 2015
Second book that I've read by joe hill...very good, very very scary. Keep up the good work Mr. Hill........if you read this book chances are you will keep the lights on all night.............
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Good read
February 27th, 2015
The majority of the book was good the ending excellent! It was a combination of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Robin cook. Looking forward to the next one.
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The apple doesn't fall far from the tree
January 29th, 2015
Readers who find themselves comparing Joe Hill to Stephen King are not mistaken. Hill is really King's son & his novel is very reminiscent of early King novels. A good old horror novel.
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Awesome!
December 2nd, 2014
He gets better with each book. This was an awesome story and I eagerly await his next book. The son is well out of his father's shadow and his light burns brightly.
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Great read
July 11th, 2014
Hard to put down. A page turner. A good writer that is just as good as his dad, Steven King and wife Tabitha! Will be looking forward for more writings by Joe Hill. "Horns", was also a very good read.
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Creepy and fun!
June 21st, 2014
A wonderfully crafted novel that could easily turn Christmas into a season of chills, beyond the particulars of weather.
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NOS4A2
May 21st, 2014
Hreat read, brings to mind Stephen King. A real get lost in it page turner.
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Scissors for the drifter
May 8th, 2014
Great story about childhood, the inner psyche, addiction and love or lack of love can shape a person.
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Spooky and fun
March 17th, 2014
Lots of neat little references to his father's work but still a great standalone read.
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
March 10th, 2014
Grippin g novel from start to finish. A wonderful talent who is carrying on a great tradition of eerie, macabre and unique storytelling exploring the dark side of humanity, while giving hope that the goodness will Triumph!
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Wow!
February 10th, 2014
A compelling book. Had me hooked all the way. I have to say, it was bizarre at times but gripping all the way. A definite recommend.
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1 person found this helpful
January 24th, 2014
This is a very dark and clever novel. Joe Hill has his own voice, but with echoes of dad (S.K.!) in it! A great read and here's hoping for many more like this to come.
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1 person found this helpful
January 23rd, 2014
Joe Hill is my new "go to" horror author. NOS4A2 is a mind twisting, adrenaline rush of a story filled with some scary, and some surprisingly real characters. Although the evil are EVIL in this book, the good are also extremely fallible and likeable. Had dreams (nightmares) about this book weeks after I read it. Can't wait for what's next.
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January 23rd, 2014
I did not enjoy this book,I felt that the story line dragged on and I found myself getting bored,that being said however I did enjoy the ending
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January 23rd, 2014
NOS4A2 will take you on a ride of suspense and terror. Joe Hill sort of takes the concept of the Boogeyman to a whole new level. Not for the easily scared!! The book is long, but not too complex. Joe Hill hasn't disappointed me yet and I recommend this to fans of horror and suspense!
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January 23rd, 2014
I enjoyed this book very much. I read the whole book in a couple of days.The story line reminds me of his father's books. I am not surprised that a son of Stephen and Tabitha King is such a promising author.
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January 23rd, 2014
I enjoyed this spooky supernatural story. A good read.
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January 23rd, 2014
In typical Steven King style, Joe Hill joins his peers, getting points for style, and originality in this story about the fine line between fantasy and reality; life and death. This thriller combines the horror of child abduction with the magic of Christmas and weaves a tale that could change your mind about the holiday trappings. Well told, well written, great imagination.
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January 23rd, 2014
A very exciting but often disturbing read. Joe Hill's characters are vividly depicted and riveting. This book was impossible to put down and I found myself reading until the wee hours of the morning dying to find out what would happen next between Victoria and Charlie. Highly recommended!
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January 23rd, 2014
This was my favorite book of 2013. Long, but always riveting and driven by an incredibly well drawn female protagonist.
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