The author of the Pulitzer Prizeâ€“finalist The Feud blurs reality in this breakneck thriller following one manâ€™s encounter with pure evil in high tops.
John Felton is a creature of habit. His job in real estate comes with no surprises; itâ€™s respectable work he can be proud of. Routine has been kind to him, but when a normal Monday of looking after the kids gets interrupted by a ringing of his doorbell, John may have to kiss his uneventful life goodbye . . .
Richieâ€™s car is stalled just at the bottom of the hill and he needs a push start. John agrees to help and then accepts a ride, though heâ€™s not entire sure why. After stepping into Richieâ€™s car, John is driven far away from the reality he once knew and dragged into Richieâ€™s frightening worldâ€”one event at a time.
To make matters worse, the longer he spends in Richieâ€™s company the harder it is for the people around him to distinguish John from this curly-haired devil in a baseball cap. John must put an end to Richieâ€™s mad and murderous adventure before it reaches the most terrifying place of allâ€”Johnâ€™s very own home.
â€śThe plot gets nicely complicated . . . and the entire contraption claps together in a great, unpredictable, satisfying calamity.â€ť â€”The New York Times Book Review
â€śSpare, meticulous prose . . . Sharply evocative of human weakness and rage.â€ť â€”The Washington Post