Unbury Carol

Unbury Carol

A Novel

Book - 2018
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The New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box returns with a supernatural thriller of love, redemption, and murder.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEWSWEEK

"This one haunts you for reasons you can't quite put your finger on. . . . [Josh Malerman] defies categories and comparisons with other writers." -- Kirkus Reviews

Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times . . . but her many deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days.

Only two people know of Carol's eerie condition. One is her husband, Dwight, who married Carol for her fortune, and--when she lapses into another coma--plots to seize it by proclaiming her dead and quickly burying her . . . alive. The other is her lost love, the infamous outlaw James Moxie. When word of Carol's dreadful fate reaches him, Moxie rides the Trail again to save his beloved from an early, unnatural grave.

And all the while, awake and aware, Carol fights to free herself from the crippling darkness that binds her--summoning her own fierce will to survive. As the players in this drama of life and death fight to decide her fate, Carol must in the end battle to save herself.

The haunting story of a woman literally bringing herself back from the dead, Unbury Carol is a twisted take on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that will stay with you long after you've turned the final page.

Praise for Unbury Carol

"Fantastically clever. A breakneck ride to save a life already lost, proving sometimes death is only the beginning." --J. D. Barker, internationally bestselling author of The Fourth Monkey

"Breathtaking and menacing . . . an intricately plotted, lyrical page-turner about love, betrayal, revenge, and the primal fear of being buried alive." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Unbury Carol is a Poe story set in the weird West we all carry inside us, and it not only hits the ground running, it digs into that ground, too. About six wonderful feet." --Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels

"Bleakly lyrical à la Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O'Connor." -- Library Journal (starred review)

"With vivid prose and characters that leap off the page, guns a-blazing, Unbury Carol creates its own lingering legend, dragging you along like an obstinate horse toward a righteous storm of an ending." --Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, c2018
ISBN: 9780399180163
Branch Call Number: MAL
Characteristics: 362 p. :,map ;,25 cm

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vmccreedy May 12, 2018

This book has everything I need: a scary story with a bit of supernatural forces at work, a Wild West feel with notorious outlaws, and a fresh take on the Sleeping Beauty story.
Carol has a strange condition that makes her slip into a temporary "coma" every now and then. It looks like... Read More »


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vmccreedy May 12, 2018

This book has everything I need: a scary story with a bit of supernatural forces at work, a Wild West feel with notorious outlaws, and a fresh take on the Sleeping Beauty story.
Carol has a strange condition that makes her slip into a temporary "coma" every now and then. It looks like she is dead with no pulse, but she is very much alive. Only two people know about her condition: her husband, and her neighbour.
When the book opens, her neighbour has just passed away. Before she has the opportunity to share her secret with another person, she falls "asleep" yet again. Her husband quickly declares to the world that Carol is dead. He is determined to bury her ALIVE once and for all.

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