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Bad man / Dathan Auerbach.

Auerbach, Dathan Kahn, 1984- author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780385542920
  • ISBN: 0385542925
  • ISBN: 9780525435266
  • ISBN: 0525435263
  • Physical Description: 386 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Blumhouse Books, Doubleday, [2018]

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Summary, etc.: Reddit horror sensation Dathan Auerbach delivers a devilishly dark novel about a young boy who goes missing, and the brother who won't stop looking for him. Eric disappeared when he was three years old. Ben looked away for only a second at the grocery store, but that was all it took. His brother was gone. Vanished right into the sticky air of the Florida Panhandle. They say you've got only a couple days to find a missing person. Forty-eight hours to conduct searches, knock on doors, and talk to witnesses. Two days to tear the world apart if there's any chance of putting yours back together. That's your window. That window closed five years ago, leaving Ben's life in ruins. He still looks for his brother. Still searches, while his stepmother sits and waits and whispers for Eric, refusing to leave the house that Ben's father can no longer afford. Now twenty and desperate for work, Ben takes a night stock job at the only place that will have him: the store that blinked Eric out of existence. Ben can feel that there's something wrong there. With the people. With his boss. With the graffitied baler that shudders and moans and beckons. There's something wrong with the air itself. He knows he's in the right place now. That the store has much to tell him. So he keeps searching. Keeps looking for his baby brother, while missing the most important message of all. That he should have stopped looking.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 July #1
    Ben was 15 when he lost his 3-year-old brother, Eric, at a local grocery store—one moment Eric was there, the next he wasn't. Five years later, Ben still papers his small town with flyers, keeps bothering the unhelpful detective on the case, and, in a move that disturbs his family, gets a night-stocker job at the very grocery store where Eric vanished. Ben confides in fellow stocker, Marty, and together the two of them begin to loosely prod into places better left unprodded. If you think The Shining set in a grocery store, you're not far off; instances of the uncanny (Eric's lost toy showing up out of nowhere) are mixed with a bevy of suspicious, sometimes unnerving personalities: the snooty manager, the grizzled baker, Ben's grieving mother. Red herrings and loose ends abound, and some readers will find the book lacks focus. But Auerbach is magnificent with atmosphere, able to conjure dread from a huge array of normally nonthreatening places. This is a horror author to watch very, very closely. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

DATHAN AUERBACH was born in the southern U.S. and has lived there for most of his life. In 2011, he began posting a series of stories to a forum dedicated to horror. After a Kickstarter campaign that raised over 1000% of its goal, he was able to release the revised and expanded versions of his story as the novel Penpal.

Subject: Missing persons > Investigation > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Psychological fiction.
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