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The Twisted Ones

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
Winner of the RUSA Award for Best Horror

When a young woman clears out her deceased grandmother’s home in rural North Carolina, she finds long-hidden secrets about a strange colony of beings in the woods in this chilling novel that reads like The Blair Witch Project meets The Andy Griffith Show.

When Mouse’s dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother's house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be?

Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is stuffed with useless rubbish. That would be horrific enough, but there’s more—Mouse stumbles across her step-grandfather’s journal, which at first seems to be filled with nonsensical rants…until Mouse encounters some of the terrifying things he described for herself.

Alone in the woods with her dog, Mouse finds herself face to face with a series of impossible terrors—because sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real, and they’re looking for you. And if she doesn’t face them head on, she might not survive to tell the tale.

From Hugo Award–winning author Ursula Vernon, writing as T. Kingfisher, The Twisted Ones is a gripping, terrifying tale bound to keep you up all night—from both fear and anticipation of what happens next.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"By turns warm, witty, and frightening, with a charming protagonist, a diverse and vibrant supporting cast, and -- best of all -- a noble, dimwitted dog. Fair warning: there is a razor in the center of this confection, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I won't be forgetting grandmother's house anytime soon." - Nathan Ballingrud

"Innovative, unexpected, and absolutely chilling, T. Kingfisher isn't just breaking into the horror scene, she's breaking it down. With a hammer." - Mira Grant

"A weird, shimmering story told with sharpness and grace - somehow both wild fairy tale and quiet, personal horror in equal measure. It's a strange and lovely balance, expertly crafted for daytime laughter or nighttime trembles." - Cherie Priest

"Reads so fast and so effortless that you don't realize how in thrall you are to it. It's the sensation of being a little kid who stayed out too long past dinner and sure, you were having fun, but now it's a moonless night and the forest is dark and you are hopelessly lost. This is righteous, folkloric horror, and the devil is waiting in between these pages." - Chuck Wendig

"A deliciously horrifying read. I adored it. In turns deeply human and uncanny, The Twisted Ones reads like the world's most terrifying episode of Hoarders. Don't sleep on it. In fact, be prepared to never sleep again." - Alyssa Wong


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Hardback Editions

October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Twisted Ones
Author(s): T Kingfisher
ISBN: 1-5344-2957-3 / 978-1-5344-2957-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Twisted Ones
Author(s): T Kingfisher
ISBN: 1-78909-328-7 / 978-1-78909-328-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Twisted Ones
Author(s): T Kingfisher
ISBN: 1-5344-2956-5 / 978-1-5344-2956-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Twisted Ones
Author(s): T Kingfisher
ISBN: 1-5082-9749-5 / 978-1-5082-9749-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Twisted Ones
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Twisted Ones
Author(s): T Kingfisher
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Twisted Ones
Author(s): T Kingfisher
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Twisted Ones
Author(s): T Kingfisher
Publisher: Titan Books
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October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Twisted Ones
Author(s): T Kingfisher
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA