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Burn the Negative

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Fresh off the plane in L.A., here to visit the set of a new streaming horror series, journalist Laura Warren sees a man jumping from a bridge, landing right behind her car. It’s started, she thinks. Because the series she’s reporting on is a remake of a ’90s horror flick. A cursed ’90s horror flick, which she starred in as a child—and has been running from her whole life.

When Laura was eight years old, eight members of the cast and crew died in ways that eerily mirrored the movie���s on-screen deaths, making the film a cult classic—and ruining her life. She changed her name and her accent, dyed her hair, and moved across the Atlantic. But some scripts don’t want to stay buried.

Now, as the body count rises again, Laura finds herself on the run with her aspiring actress sister and a jaded psychic, hoping to end the curse once and for all.
Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Satisfyingly creepy! A fantastic supernatural thriller that harkens back to horror's glory days." - J D Barker

"Josh Winning has won my heart with this Hollywood horror-noir, which plays out like A Nightmare On Sunset Boulevard." - Clay McLeod Chapman

"Prepare to be caught in the Needle Man's grip - you won't be able to tear yourself away." - Kat Ellis

"Smart, fast-paced, and devilishly clever." - Shaun Hamill

"An all-consuming obsession - a perfect mash-up of Night Film and Harrow Lake." - Dawn Kurtagich

"This book had me hooked from line one! Slasher? Final Girl? Haunted hotel? Cursed movie within a movie within a book? Is it possible to seamlessly fold everything a horror fan loves into one story? Josh Winning not only says it is, but in Burn the Negative, he pulls it off flawlessly." - J H Markert

"I was gripped and chilled by Burn the Negative. There was the impulse to binge just one more chapter before closing the covers, combined with layered characterization, sensitivity, and Winning's respect for and love of pop-culture and what it gives, and takes away." - Deirdre Sullivan

"Burn the Negative is a creepy, twisty, compulsively readable haunted house of a book built from horror movies and our obsessive response to them. You'll root for Laura and fear the Needle Man. Be sure to make the popcorn and dim the lights." - Paul Tremblay

"Burn the Negative treads the line deliciously between supernatural and psychological horror, and Winning's story whips along at breakneck pace towards a shocking payoff." - Ally Wilkes

"A relentless supernatural page-ripper that doubled as pure catnip for the horror connoisseur in me." - David Yoon

"Burn the Negative knocked me sideways. It is both fresh and familiar - a dark, satirical, and unflinching observation of the movie industry and childhood celebrity, with a monster that will make even your nightmares wake up screaming." - Rio Youers

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