Releasing June 29th, I’m delighted to bring the fiends of Kendall Reviews the blurb and cover reveal for the latest work from the brilliant mind of Joseph Sale.
Dare you enter The Tunnel?
From the author of the BLACK GATE trilogy, SAVE GAME, and DARK HILARITY comes a new heartrending tale…
A monster haunts London. Some believe it is the reincarnation of Jack The Ripper, come to clean the streets once again. Others believe it is merely a freak of nature. Whatever the case, London’s waterways, sewers, and coasts are no longer safe. As the death toll mounts, and the creature grows bolder, a young webcam model, Georgie, begins to realise that there is a terrifying connection between her and the darkness stalking her city. World-class hunters are unable to stop the beast. The million-pound bounty on the creature’s head has proved ineffectual. Only she has the power to end the reign of the terror, but to do so, she will have enter the tunnel…
The Tunnel is a novel about the traumas we endure in childhood, the way the things we fear most return to haunt us, and the healing power of forgiveness.
Tara Dufrain and Nicola Morgan are eleven-year-old girls growing up in the ‘90s, obsessed by Valentine Killshot, a metal screamo band. In particular, they’re enamoured by the lead singer, the mysterious yet charismatic Jed Maine who bears the epithet “The Cretin”. In Jed’s lyrics, he describes a world beyond the Dark Stars that he hopes one day to reach. The girls think it’s all just make-believe they share together, until a freak, traumatic incident makes this world very real.
As adults, Tara and Nicola try to come to terms with the devastating catastrophe that changed their lives growing up, but to do so they will have to step once more into Jed Maine’s world, and confront the man who took everything from them.
Dark Hilarity is My Best Friend’s Exorcism meets The Never-Ending Story, a fantasy that explores addiction, depression, and the healing power of friendship.
Joseph Sale is a novelist, and writing coach. His first novel, The Darkest Touch, was published by Dark Hall Press in 2014. He currently writes and is published with The Writing Collective. He has authored more than ten novels, including his Black Gate trilogy, and his love-letter to fantasy: Save Game. He grew up in the Lovecraftian seaside town of Bournemouth.
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