News From The Abyss – 3/2/11

Just a short news section this week until I catch up with what’s going on and try to get some reviews online (Mark West’s In The Rain With The Dead and When The Night Comes Down featuring Joseph D’Lacey, Bev Vincent, Nate Kenyon and Robert E. Weinberg are both coming soon).

Abyss favourite John Connolly has lots of things in the pipeline including the release of Hells Bells in May, the sequel to The Gates. The novel will be called The Infernals in the US and won’t be available till October over there. John has also announced the next Charlie Parker novel, The Burning Soul is scheduled for a September release :-

News from Dark Regions of a new imprint, Dark Thriller and the first release in the series is The Disappeared by David B. Silva. This from the publishers :-

Ten years ago: Gabriel Knight, age 11, takes a bike ride to the park and becomes one of the … disappeared.

When Teri Knight answers a knock at the front door, she discovers her son Gabriel standing in the doorway. Only it can’t be her son. Gabe took a bike ride to the park ten years ago, at age 11, and became one of the disappeared. He would be 21 now and this boy … this boy is the same age as Gabe was when he went missing. Except for the color of his eyes, he looks exactly like her son. He’s wearing the same clothes her son wore the day he disappeared. He even refers to her as Mom.

If he is Gabe, how is that possible?

Why hasn’t he aged?

Where has he been for ten years?

And why is he so weak and in apparent ill health?

Teri is struggling with each of these questions and barely getting to know this boy who has arrived so unexpectedly, miraculously at her door, when a team of armed men arrive at the house in search of the boy.

For Gabe and Teri the clock is now ticking – and time is running out.

Who are these men?

What do they want?

Is this boy really Teri’s lost son, Gabe?

A dark thriller with a highly unusual and inventive twist.

“Silva displays a talent not unlike that of Ray Bradbury’s in his prime.”
— Publishers Weekly

“A truly skilled fantasist is able to extract the chilled essence of his personal darkness from the lives of ordinary people, something Silva accomplishes with stunning dexterity.
— Rue Morgue Magazine

“Combining the deft characterization of vintage Stephen King with the literary subtlety of Ramsey Campbell, he has for years been turning out stunning fiction that has never gotten the audience it deserves.
— Bentley Little

“David Silva is a talented writer of novels and short fiction, who knows where the heart of a story lives, and who deserves a larger audience that has yet received.”
— Dean Koontz




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