The sorceress of psychological suspense is back with the first book in her highly-anticipated new Nowhere USA series. Ninie Hammon is at her career-best in The Jabberwock — a tale that will keep you up all night turning pages.
Nower County was never a hard place to leave. But now, leaving is impossible.
When drunk teenagers add letters to the Welcome to Nower County sign, making it Welcome to NowHerE County, nobody repaints it. Why bother? Everyone knows they live in the middle of nowhere.
Children's book author Charlie McClintock and her three-year-old daughter, Merrie, return home to settle Charlie's recently deceased mother's affairs. It's the first time since high school that she and childhood friends, Sam Sheridan and Malachi Tackett, have been reunited. A beat of happiness before Charlie experiences an unexplainable disaster.
A bizarre storm blows through the Appalachian Mountains and literally wipes Nowhere County off the map. The outside world forgets the tiny town ever existed, and no one can leave. Anyone who tries wakes up in the Dollar General Store parking lot with blinding headaches, gushing nosebleeds, and no clue what happened to them.
Locals name the shimmering mirage on the county line that imprisons them the Jabberwock.
Abby Clayton thinks it's Charlie's pet. Desperate to bring her baby home from the hospital across county lines, Abby is the only person who has dared to "ride the Jabberwock" more than once. She believes it spoke to her.
Brain-damaged, barely able to walk from her injuries, Abby hatches a deranged plot to force Charlie to make the Jabberwock set them free. Will Malachi manage to stop her and save Charlie and Merrie in time?
And can Abby survive one more ride on the Jabberwock?
★★★★★ "I am gob-smacked! I love this book and will probably read it again. The characters are all my friends now, and I can't wait to read the next book. It isn't a quick read, but I was done before I knew it, before I was ready. Thank you again, Ninie, keep them coming!!" -- mj
★★★★★ "Move over, Stephen King! Ninie has outdone herself with this thriller! Stay on the edge of your seat as characters just disappear and then reappear elsewhere. What's causing this? The government? Aliens? Can help come or will they, too, be swept away to Nowhere?" -- Judy
★★★★★ "Wow, just WOW!! This one had me on the edge of my seat and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. I have read several of her books and I think this is the best by far but I probably would have said that about the others as I finished them. She is an author not to be missed if you like Stephen King. Do not miss out! Very highly recommended!!" -- Terrie Guin
★★★★★ "Ninie Hammon always delivers a story that has never been told before. Nowhere USA opens with a bang that promises a great series. I loved Jabberwock." -- Reader of the Pack
The Jabberwock is the first book of Ninie Hammon's new series, Nowhere USA, a riveting psychological thriller about the residents of a forgotten county that inexplicably sinks through reality to find itself in the middle of Nowhere.
Fans of Justified, Under The Dome, and LOST will love settling down to spend some time in Nowhere USA.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this spooky psychological-suspense story, the residents of a hardscrabble rural community turn on each other. Nobody wants to be stuck in the middle of the Appalachian county of Nower—nicknamed “Nowhere” by the locals. After a freak storm, children’s book writer Charlie McClintock, who has recently moved back to her small hometown, tries to take her young daughter, Merrie, across the county line for medical care, only to black out and wake up in a parking lot with a nosebleed and an excruciating headache. Charlie, it turns out, is the first of many to try (and fail) to leave, and author Ninie Hammon’s eerie premise had us hooked. As tenacious residents battle the mysterious force that keeps them there—which they come to call the Jabberwock—we’re presented with multiple points of view. Hammon’s unforgettable novel mixes intense psychological suspense with a creepy dose of otherworldly horror.
Fantastic and dark
What a ride! This was the scariest story I ever read. Poor Abby.
Oh so creepy! Great book! Couldn’t put it down! Real page turner!
This was by far the dumbest, pretty well written book I’ve ever read. I endured the whole book trying to understand SOME logic and there was just none. While it should’ve been entertaining, I only found it annoying and hideous. Again, I endured it until the end with good hopes. Don’t.