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The Anomaly

(2018)
(The first book in the Anomaly Files series)
A novel by

 
 
An utterly gripping thriller perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Michael Crichton and Stephen King. The Anomaly will leave you breathless until the final page has been turned . . .

THEY SOUGHT THE TRUTH. THEY FOUND A NIGHTMARE

A team of explorers seek ancient treasures, hidden in a secret cave.

At first it seems they will return empty handed. Then their luck turns.

But the team's elation is short-lived as they become trapped there in the dark, with little possibility of escape.

Then events take an even more terrifying turn.

For not all secrets are meant to be found . . .

'Gripping, exciting, page-turning fun. I suspect Michael Crichton would have been happy to put his name to it' John Connolly

'Crackles with claustrophobic tension that had me holding my breath. Sharp dialogue, a dizzying central plot, and a real sense of dread throughout, I couldn't sleep until I'd finished reading, and then I couldn't sleep just thinking about it. I loved it' Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES

'Brilliant. Thrilling, tense, dark, funny. Michael Crichton meets Indiana Jones' C. J. Tudor, author of THE CHALK MAN

'Smart, scary and beautifully written - a thriller filled equally with shivers and real heart. I absolutely loved it' Steve Mosby

'This is my kind of book. The suspense mounts slowly... slowly... Then the horror lingersfor a long, long time' R. L. Stine

'Strap in for a break-neck, claustrophobic ride - The Anomaly is dark and deadly' James Swallow

'If you enjoy being scared witless, this is the book for you. A deftly written thriller that will give you second thoughts about turning out the lights' David Jackson

'A taut, take-no-prisoners thriller, lean and fast as an express train. Make no mistake: The Anomaly is the real deal' Lincoln Child, Number 1 New York Times Bestseller

'I LOVED The Anomaly. The most exciting, unputdownable book I've read in a long time' Mark Edwards

'Brilliant. A thrilling, horrifying, gripping page turner that you want to race through but at the same time don't want to end because you're enjoying it so much. Like Michael Crichton had written The Descent' Martyn Waites

'Michael Crichton meets Stephen King' is what was promised - and boy, does it deliver' Simon Lelic, author of RUPTURE and THE HOUSE

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"THE ANOMALY is my type of story -- terrific writing from a confident storyteller who lets the suspense build; a tense tale based on a true story of old mystery; a wilderness adventure, and a beautifully chilling twist. What more could you want? Sure to be in the mix with the best thrillers of the year, it's a thrilling and haunting read from first page to last." - Michael Koryta

"With witty writing, sharp characterizations and a killer premise, THE ANOMALY is escapist fun perfectly tuned to our age of conspiracy theories and alternative facts." - Thomas Mullen

"THE ANOMALY crackles with claustrophobic tension that had me holding my breath. Sharp dialogue, a dizzying central plot, and a real sense of dread throughout. I couldn't sleep until I'd finished reading, and then I couldn't sleep just thinking about it. I loved it. Michael Rutger is here to stay." - Sarah Pinborough

"A taut, take-no-prisoners thriller, lean and fast as an express train. Make no mistake: THE ANOMALY is the real deal." - Douglas Preston

"This is my kind of book. The suspense mounts slowly... slowly... Then the horror lingers for a long, long time." - R L Stine


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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Anomaly: The blockbuster thriller that will take you back to our darker origins . . .
Author(s): Michael Rutger
ISBN: 1-78576-398-9 / 978-1-78576-398-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Anomaly
Author(s): Michael Rutger
ISBN: 1-5387-6185-8 / 978-1-5387-6185-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: The Anomaly
Author(s): Michael Rutger
ISBN: 1-5387-6186-6 / 978-1-5387-6186-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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June 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Anomaly
Author(s): Michael Rutger
ISBN: 1-5387-3244-0 / 978-1-5387-3244-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Anomaly: The blockbuster thriller that will take you back to our darker origins . . .
Author(s): Michael Rutger
ISBN: 1-78576-401-2 / 978-1-78576-401-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Anomaly
Author(s): Michael Rutger
ISBN: 1-78576-610-4 / 978-1-78576-610-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Anomaly: Would you DARE to put this gripping, terrifying new thriller down?
Author(s): Michael Rutger
ISBN: 1-78576-399-7 / 978-1-78576-399-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
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Audio Editions

May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Anomaly: Anomaly Files, Book 1
Author(s): Michael Rutger
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Anomaly: Anomaly Files, Book 1
Author(s): Michael Rutger
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Anomaly: Anomaly Files, Book 1
Author(s): Michael Rutger
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Anomaly: Anomaly Files, Book 1
Author(s): Michael Rutger
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Anomaly
Author(s): Michael Rutger
ISBN: 1-5491-4379-4 / 978-1-5491-4379-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Book Group and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Anomaly: Library Edition
Author(s): Michael Rutger
ISBN: 1-5491-4376-X / 978-1-5491-4376-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Anomaly
Author(s): Michael Rutger
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Anomaly
Author(s): Michael Rutger
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Anomaly: The blockbuster thriller that will take you back to our darker origins . . .
Author(s): Michael Rutger
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Anomaly
Author(s): Michael Rutger
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA