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Stranded: A Novel Hardcover – October 4, 2016
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“Stranded is a genre-transcending triumph, proof that horror isn’t about blobs-in-the-basement (a.k.a., the gore that bores), it’s about what’s real (really) inside us all, and the pressure cooker of circumstances that brings that – all that – to the surface. With this book, Bracken MacLeod steps squarely into the highest rank of writers as he takes risks others couldn’t hope to conceptualize ... and magically makes them work.” ―Andrew Vachss, award-winning author of The Burke series
"Stranded puts a chill deep into your bones from the first chapter, and that chill stays with you until the end. It's an eerie arctic adventure tale in which the frozen wilderness is so tellingly realized that it becomes alive and relentlessly dangerous. Bracken MacLeod is a powerful writer, and this mind-bending novel of madness is his strongest work yet. Read it, but wear a warm sweater and huddle close to the fire." ―Chet Williamson, International Horror Guild Award-winning author of Psycho: Sanitarium
“As brilliant as it is disturbing. Bracken MacLeod joins the ranks of today’s top horror writers.” -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Patient Zero
"An ice-cold Arctic thriller with a Twilight Zone twist and suspense to spare. The best debut novel I've read in ages." -Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Ringers
"Stunning. MacLeod leads us on an existential journey through hell that moves smoothly from unease to horror, finding every emotional beat and giving full measure to each human hope and fear." -Dana Cameron, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity award winning author
"The work of a master storyteller at the top of his game. You'll smell the ocean air, hear the waves as they slap against the hull, and experience the white-knuckle terror of trying to survive in the face of the unknown. If Bracken MacLeod can't scare you, you're already dead!" -Nicholas Kaufmann, author of Die And Stay Dead
"A smart, surprisingly-moving, first-rate thriller that chucks Martin Cruz Smith's Polar Star down a Twilight-Zone-esque rabbit role." -Paul Tremblay, author of The Little Sleep
"From the very first storm at sea, MacLeod grabs you by the throat. A must read for thriller fans from a remarkable new talent!" -Nate Kenyon, author of Day One
About the Author
BRACKEN MACLEOD is the author of Mountain Home and White Knight. His short fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies, including, Shock Totem, LampLight, ThugLit, and Splatterpunk. He has worked as a trial attorney, philosophy instructor, and martial arts teacher. He lives in New England with his wife and son, where he is at work on his next novel.
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"Stranded" by Bracken MacLeod is a story about a woman. Her name is Abby Brewster Cabot and she is dead. Her memory and promises made to her drive every move that her husband Noah takes. Her memory and his enormous guilt added to venomous hatred for Noah drives every decision that her father William Brewster makes. These two men are locked in a battle with each other that will take its toll not only on them but also on the entire crew of the Arctic Promise, the ship that holds them locked in ice with no communication and dwindling resources.
We only meet Abby a few times in memories but we know that she is the kind of woman whom men will die for—or live for. If you lost a woman like that how would it color your perception of the world and the people within it? If you were given a second chance at a life with her what would you be willing to give up and what would you be willing to do to make it happen? These are the questions posed in a story that is so adeptly written you will find yourself shivering with cold and apprehension.
“He almost felt the pressure of deep water enclosing him, holding like a tomb of ice—forever suspended in the water of a dead womb.”
It moves at a dizzying speed that will leave you breathless. It is heartbreaking and hopeless in one minute and in the next we see a glimmer and a promise and a choice. It is never what you expected and every time MacLeod pulls the rug out from under you it means you have to read another chapter just to get your bearings back in order. This is horror at its best simply because you are in the dark and you have no idea what is coming at you but you know its going to be really really bad. This is not a story with a happy ending; there is too much loss for the reader to walk away with a smile. It is a story that leaves us with possibilities and sometimes that is better than the triteness of “they lived happily ever after.”
Macleod sets the hook deep with a large cast of well-drawn characters and intriguing subplots. When the twist hits, even the most astute reader will not see it coming. What follows is a look into the hearts and minds of the characters to see how far they will go to get what they want. Or get back what they've lost. This one is not to be missed.
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