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The Killing Circle

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The Killing Circle

By Andrew Pyper

Picador, Paperback, 9780312429034, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2009



Patrick Rush is a single father, unhappy with his career, devoted to his young son but haunted by the loss of his wife, when he joins a local writing group. In the candlelit studio where the circle meets, he finds one writer's work far more powerful than the others--a young woman named Angela, who writes about a girl stalked by a killer named the Sandman. But Angela's stories may be more autobiography than tall tale: soon the members of the group are being hunted by a shadowy figure resembling the Sandman, and the line between fiction and real life beings to dissolve. When his own son is taken, Patrick is forced to chase down the Sandman for himself and to discover the ending to his own terrifying story.

About the Author
ANDREW PYPER is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories." "He lives in Toronto.

Praise For The Killing Circle

"If Pyper scripted our collective nightmares, we'd all be dreaming and screaming. . . . Gorgeously written and thoroughly unnerving."--The New York Times Book Review

"Darkly lyrical and atmospheric, it’s as haunting as it is gripping. Highly recommended."--Harlan Coben
"A terrific tale that is part ghost story and part magical realism . . . head and shoulders above most thrillers out there now."--Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Extraordinary . . . Powered by an ingeniously nonlinear narrative and suffused with a tone thick with dread."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Pyper is a true prose-master. . . . An uncozy, fright-filled thriller."--The Globe and Mail (Toron