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Nat Cassidy is at his razor-sharp best again with his horror novel Nestlings, which harnesses the creeping paranoia of Rosemary's Baby and the urban horror of Salem's Lot, set in an exclusive New York City residential building.

Best Adult Books 2023—New York Public Libary
NPR Books We Love 2023
Best Horror of 2023—Esquire, Den of Geek
Best Horror of 2023 (Honorable Mention)—Paste

Ana and Reid needed a lucky break.

The horrifically complicated birth of their first child has left Ana paralyzed, bitter, and struggling: with mobility, with her relationship with Reid, with resentment for her baby. That's about to change with the words any New Yorker would love to hear—affordable housing lottery.

They've won an apartment in the Deptford, one of Manhattan's most revered buildings with beautiful vistas of Central Park and stunning architecture.

Reid dismisses disturbing events and Ana’s deep unease and paranoia as the price of living in New York—people are odd—but he can't explain the needle-like bite marks on the baby.

Other Books by Nat Cassidy:
Mary: An Awakening of Terror

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Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Finished Nestlings by Nat Cassidy and have already been recommending it left and right. So, so creepy. Well placed dashes of dark humor. Kept me on my toes till the very end!" - Erin E Adams

"Nat Cassidy is a master of creeping fear, of urban unease, of uncanny dread and outright horror. In Nestlings he brings his considerable imagination to bear on a creature we may think we're all too familiar with and imbues it with new life, reclaiming it for terror. It's a triumph and a vision you won't soon forget." - Ramsey Campbell

"Couldn't put it down." - Clay McLeod Chapman

"A fresh take on an old monster, Nestlings is an absolutely horrifying tale. Just remember: when you're reading into the wee hours, turn on all the lights in the house. It helps. A little." - Andy Davidson

"Nestlings is a living, breathing, bleeding, haunting marvel of storytelling that does more than create skin-crawling terror; it slides beneath the itchy flesh and burrows, tick-like, into your heart . . . Reading this book will fill you with terror and (all-too-human) moments of despair, it will flood your senses with the sweet calling of the dark. But worry not, because Cassidy leaves a pinprick of light within reach, a distant beacon that feels like hope." - Philip Fracassi

"Like The Shining meets The Changeling. And whew, is it scary. . . . I think people are going to lose their minds over this book. Like Mary, it has all the makings of a classic." - Rachel Harrison

"Ruthlessly terrifying, with the relentless pace of New York City itself. Nestlings will utterly possess you. You've been warned." - Liz Kerin

"An absolute triumph of a book. Propulsive and eerie . . .There's a furious grief to the book, a heartbroken rage that threads the pages together." - Cassandra Khaw

"Told with the same verve and sharpness of classic 1980s literary horror blockbusters penned by Stephen King or Robert R. McCammon, Nestlings is a modern, dread-filled masterpiece that cements Nat Cassidy as one of the most compelling and exciting horror authors to appear on the scene in quite some time." - Eric LaRocca

"I just finished reading Nestlings and Nat Cassidy has done it again, folks. Steeped in modern fears with old school horrors lurking behind every door. Go read it now!" - Brian McAuley

"When things are bad, can they possibly get worse? Life is upended in Cassidy's darkly rich and layered Nestlings, as terror sweeps across the fragile." - Cynthia Pelayo

"Surprising and mysterious. Nestlings is rich in the ominous discomfort of a prize that's too good to be true. This book sticks to your skin." - Hailey Piper

"Delectably dark, gorgeously gory, and hypnotically engrossing. With its strong Rosemary's Baby vibe and contemporary sensibilities, Nestlings brings the Manhattan gothic to a triumphant new level." - Zoje Stage

"Nestlings cleverly pays homage to classic horror while also filling its Manhattan highrise with post-2020 frights and concerns. Nat Cassidy has written a creepy page-turner where the scariest things of all are what reside in the human (or inhuman) heart." - Paul Tremblay

"Nestlings is so f***ing good it makes me mad." - Chuck Wendig

"This book will mess you up, and you'll be glad. Pitch-perfect creeping horror with heart (and viscera) in spades." - Kiersten White

"Oh you like Rosemary's Baby? 'Salem's Lot? Just wait until you read Nestlings by Nat Cassidy. It's about the curse and revelation of survival. About the intense emotional complexity of family. It's also about super weird superstar vampires. And it's just so funny and smart. This is the horror book of the year." - Erika T Wurth

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