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Black Mad Wheel

By Josh Malerman
Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman digital book - Fable

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box, Josh Malerman’s Black Mad Wheel is a chilling novel of psychological horror.

The Danes—the band known as the “Darlings of Detroit”—are washed up and desperate for inspiration, eager to once again have a number one hit. That is, until an agent from the US Army approaches them. Will they travel to an African desert and track down the source of a mysterious and malevolent sound? Under the guidance of their front man, Philip Tonka, the Danes embark on a harrowing journey through the scorching desert—a trip that takes Tonka into the heart of an ominous and twisted conspiracy.

Meanwhile, in a nondescript Midwestern hospital, a nurse named Ellen tends to a patient recovering from a near-fatal accident. The circumstances that led to his injuries are mysterious—and his body heals at a remarkable rate. Ellen will do the impossible for this enigmatic patient, who reveals more about his accident with each passing day . . .

“In a genre not known for restraint, his uncluttered prose evokes awe and terror, and resonates with the chilling strangeness encountered in the fiction of 20th-century writers Robert Aickman and Shirley Jackson. Readers of weird, atmospheric fiction with a conspiratorial bent will enjoy [Black Mad Wheel].” —Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Malerman’s follow-up to Bird Box is completely unpredictable and utterly bizarre in all the best ways. Fans of off-the-wall fiction will enjoy this, and horror fans would do well to pick it up for some truly terrifying moments.” —Booklist

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“Ha. Trying to summarize and explain what was happening in this book to my husband had me feeling like a complete nutter. This book took me on a bizarre adventure that I very much appreciate. I often had a feeling of 'wait, what?' throughout reading. Josh Malerman, you have successfully entertained me again.”

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