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The Chill

(2020)
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“Wow! This is one terrific horror/suspense/disaster novel. Characters you root for and a story that grips from the first page.” —Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Institute

“Horror has a new name and it’s Scott Carson. The Chill is an eerie dive into the murky depths of the supernatural. A story that has you looking back over your shoulder on every page.” —Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Night Fire

“A creepy tale of supernatural terror.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

In this terrifying thriller, a supernatural force—set in motion a century ago—threatens to devastate New York City.

Far upstate, in New York’s ancient forests, a drowned village lays beneath the dark, still waters of the Chilewaukee reservoir. Early in the 20th century, the town was destroyed for the greater good: bringing water to the millions living downstate. Or at least that’s what the politicians from Manhattan insisted at the time. The local families, settled there since America’s founding, were forced from their land, but they didn’t move far, and some didn’t move at all…

Now, a century later, the repercussions of human arrogance are finally making themselves known. An inspector assigned to oversee the dam, dangerously neglected for decades, witnesses something inexplicable. It turns out that more than the village was left behind in the waters of the Chill when it was abandoned. The townspeople didn’t evacuate without a fight. A dark prophecy remained, too, and the time has come for it to be fulfilled. Those who remember must ask themselves: who will be next? For sacrifices must be made. And as the dark waters begin to inexorably rise, the demand for a fresh sacrifice emerges from the deep...

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Horror has a new name and it’s Scott Carson. The Chill is an eerie dive into the murky depths of the supernatural. A story that has you looking back over your shoulder on every page." - Michael Connelly

"The year’s best spine-tingler is already here. THE CHILL is a good old-fashioned ghost story, meticulously researched and brilliantly executed. If you’ve ever wished for a cross between ‘Chinatown’ and ‘The Fog,’ Scott Carson has answered your dark prayers..." - John Connolly

"Part old-fashioned horror story, part supernatural thriller, THE CHILL is a breathtaking story of justice—and revenge. Once I started this book I couldn't put it down. Prepare to be chilled." - Rene Denfeld

"Scott Carson’s THE CHILL is a hold-your-breath horror thriller, full of mounting dread. Carson weaves classic chills and nuanced characters into a story both compelling and creepy as hell. Don’t miss it!" - Christopher Golden

"Scott Carson's THE CHILL may be the perfect thriller. Great characters. Creeping dread and explosive reveals. Pacing that never lets up. Maybe some of the best conversation with the dead since Stephen King's THE SHINING." - Alma Katsu

"Wow! This is one terrific horror/suspense/disaster novel. Characters you root for and a story that grips from the first page." - Stephen King

"THE CHILL features a clever and chilling premise, and Scott Carson delivers on the promise of it with swift clear prose, well-defined characters, and terrific suspense. This is a must read for fans of eerie, gripping storytelling." - Dean Koontz

"With THE CHILL, Scott Carson has written a spooky, thrilling, and genuinely moving tale of righteous obsession from beyond the grave, with a setting and characters that leap off the page. If you like Stephen King or Joe Hill, you must read Scott Carson." - Nick Petrie


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Hardback Editions

June 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Chill
Author(s): Scott Carson
ISBN: 1-4328-7913-8 / 978-1-4328-7913-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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February 2020 : Hardback
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Title: The Chill: A Novel
Author(s): Scott Carson
ISBN: 1-982104-59-7 / 978-1-982104-59-7
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2021 : Paperback
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Title: The Chill: A Novel
Author(s): Scott Carson
ISBN: 1-982104-60-0 / 978-1-982104-60-3
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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October 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chill
Author(s): Scott Carson
ISBN: 1-78739-513-8 / 978-1-78739-513-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing
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Audio Editions

February 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Chill
Author(s): Scott Carson
ISBN: 1-79710-134-X / 978-1-79710-134-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Chill: A Novel
Author(s): Scott Carson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Chill: A Novel
Author(s): Scott Carson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chill: 'Wow!' Stephen King
Author(s): Scott Carson
Publisher: Welbeck
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February 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Chill: A Novel
Author(s): Scott Carson
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA