A darkly humorous horror that will get under your skin and have you questioning everyone you know . . . Read it if you dare . . .
Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with one hell of a hangover, a raging headache ... and a pair of horns growing from his temples.
Once, Ig lived the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned American musician, and the younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, Ig had security and wealth and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more - he had the love of Merrin Williams, a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.
Then beautiful, vivacious Merrin was gone - raped and murdered, under inexplicable circumstances - with Ig the only suspect. He was never tried for the crime, but in the court of public opinion, Ig was and always would be guilty.
Now Ig is possessed with a terrible new power - with just a touch he can see people's darkest desires - to go with his terrible new look, and he means to use it to find the man who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It's time for a little revenge; it's time the devil had his due.
Readers love Horns:
'Truly scary and disturbing . . . I also loved the devilish humour inserted throughout the story' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'it wasn't hard to get into the story because Joe Hill's writing has this dark humour to it . . . he created such an amazing book with a concept that just blows my mind just think about it' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'This brutal and edgy story is a dark fantasy full of mystery and tension. The characters in this story are human, they're likeable and they have their faults . . . What an incredible talent. Highly Recommend' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'Hill crafts one fiery tale that is compact, emotional, and darkly fantastic . . . It's a very easy, yet compelling read . . . if you like horror, dark fantasy or a thriller that's a little bit out there, give this a try' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'Becomes a unique mystery, love story, coming of age tale that brings all the characters to vivid life. It's horrible, beautiful, emotional, darkly humorous and one of the best books I've read' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'I am so pleased to say that Joe Hill has followed in the footsteps of his father, the King of horror (see what I did there?!), and has adopted a writing style that keeps you engrossed . . . your heart will be ripped from your chest and squeezed until you sob over the pages of the book' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
In bestseller Hill s compulsively readable supernatural thriller, his second after Heart-Shaped Box, dissolute Ignatius Perrish wakes up one morning to find a pair of satanic horns sprouting from his forehead. To the residents of Gideon, N.H., this grotesque disfigurement only confirms their suspicions that Ig raped and murdered his girlfriend, Merrin Williams, a crime for which he was held but soon released for lack of evidence. Ig is also now privy to the deepest, and often darkest, private thoughts of anyone he touches. Once Ig discovers through this uncanny sensitivity the true killer s identity, he schemes to reveal the culprit s guilt through natural means. Toggling between past and present, and incidents that range from the supernaturally surreal to the brutally realistic, Hill spins a story that s both morbidly amusing and emotionally resonant. The explanations for Ig s weird travails won t satisfy every reader, but few will dispute that Hill has negotiated the sophomore slump. 6-city author tour.
Enjoyed this far more than any other of JH so far
A short read, with some interesting ideas that ultimately remain unexplored. Somewhat predictable and unimaginative at times, I wouldn’t directly recommend it but I also wouldn’t warn you away from reading it.
Sympathy for the devil
Sad. Sinful. Surreal. Sassy. Subversive. Sublime!