Bad Things (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Michael Marshall

HarperTorch, 9780061434419, 370pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2010



"Marshall recalls Stephen King's ability to set a story in the world of the commonplace, then suddenly jolt it into a more hellish realm."--New York Times Bad things have always happened in Black Ridge, Washington--and Michael Marshall, the acclaimed, bestselling, Phillip K. Dick Award-winning author of The Intruders ("Scary brilliance" --Baltimore Sun) and Straw Men ("Brilliantly written and scary as hell" --Stephen King), lets readers experience all the exceptional nastiness. Marshall's Bad Things is an electrifying combination of psychological suspense, mystery, horror, and paranormal activity that no fan of ingenious, intelligent thrillers will want to miss.

Praise For Bad Things

“This spooky tale shows Marshall...has a knack not only for the frisson of dread but also the telling psychological insight.”
-Publishers Weekly on BAD THINGS

“A genuinely scary thriller with satisfyingly malevolent villains.”
-The Sun Herald (Sydney) on BAD THINGS

“Marshall builds up suspense slowly . . . Black Ridge – like the Maine towns populated by Stephen King’s characters – is not a place you want to visit.”
-Booklist on BAD THINGS

“This is a psychological thriller guaranteed to keep you up at nights.”
-Arcadian Lifestyle

“Fast-moving, sinister and highly accomplished…This is ferocious story-telling of the highest order, with corkscrew twists and turns that make it deliciously scary as the secrets unfold.”
-Daily Mail (London) on BAD THINGS

“Michael Marshall is the new Stephen King, to the nth degree. He successfully complements Carol O’Connell’s tormented characters for roller-coaster-like psychological twists and thrills....BAD THINGS deserves six stars.” on BAD THINGS

“taut action and appealing characters”
-San Francisco Chronicle