"Where They Wait is so readable you'll be a couple of hundred pages in before you realize you're terrified...and then you can't put it down. Mesmerizing." --Stephen King "Tense and twisty." --Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Vampire Mysteries "A taut, creepy techno-chiller that will leave you hearing ghosts." --Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song A new supernatural novel about a sinister mindfulness app with fatal consequences from the New York Times bestselling author of the "grips from the first page" (Stephen King) thriller The Chill.
Recently laid-off from his newspaper and desperate for work, war correspondent Nick Bishop takes a humbling job: writing a profile of a new mindfulness app called Clarity.
It's easy money, and a chance to return to his hometown for his first visit in years. The app itself seems like a retread of old ideas--relaxing white noise and guided meditations. But then there are the "Sleep Songs." A woman's hauntingly beautiful voice sings a ballad that is anything but soothing--it's disturbing, really, more of a warning than a relaxation--but it works. Deep, refreshing sleep follows.
So do nightmares. Vivid and chilling, they feature a dead woman who calls Nick by name and whispers guidance--or are they threats? And soon her voice follows him long after the song is done. As the effects of the nightmares begin to permeate his waking life, Nick makes a terrifying discovery: no one involved with Clarity
has any interest in his article. Their interest is in him
An atmospheric and haunting thriller perfect for our times, Where They Wait
proves that "horror has a new name and it's Scott Carson" (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times