The Girl on the Porch, by Richard Chizmar HOT
- Author: Richard Chizmar
- Artist: Francois Vaillancourt
- Page Count: 148
- Pub. Date: February 21, 2023
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-882-0
- Status: In-Stock!
“Chizmar’s great gift
is that he knows the people on your block—and he knows their
darkest secrets. This guy is gold.”
"Chizmar's stories are
hard-hitting, spooky, suspenseful, poignant, harrowing,
heartbreaking and most of all very well-written. Excellent
— Robert McCammon
The Girl on the Porch
by Richard Chizmar
About the Book:
“For some, the impulse lives closer to the surface and instead
of fighting it, they embrace it. The worst of them, the truly
evil, listen for it…that tantalizing, deceitful voice from
somewhere underneath it all.”
From New York Times bestseller Richard Chizmar, author of Gwendy's
Button Box (with Stephen King) and The Long Way Home, comes a
thriller that will forever change the way you look at your neighbors
and best friends...
When the Tuckers’ next door neighbor mentions someone rang their doorbell late the previous night, Sarah and Kenny Tucker check their home’s security camera and discover something shocking: the doorbell ringer also visited their house and it wasn’t a teenager playing a prank, but instead a terrified young woman with a shackle hanging from her right wrist. She anxiously pressed the doorbell again and again, glancing over her shoulder as if someone was coming for her, before giving up and taking off into the dark.
Almost overnight, she becomes known as The Girl on the Porch—and she’s everywhere. There are updates on all the local networks, national coverage on CNN and Fox News, and the video goes viral on social media. Before long, everyone has seen the harrowing security camera footage.
Kenny and Sarah figure it’s only a matter of time before someone recognizes the woman, but as the days pass and no one comes forward, odd things begin to transpire around the Tucker family: a man intensely watches them at a restaurant and then vanishes, fresh footprints appear in the garden next to their house where no one should have been, a neighbor’s pet is viciously killed and mutilated, and a mysterious man has started following their daughter Natalie...
Praise & Reviews:
“With a pinch of Blue Velvet and a dash of “The Monsters Are Due on
Maple Street,” Chizmar’s short sharp story of a terrified suburban
neighborhood insightfully illuminates the fears and anxieties lying
just beneath the surface of modern American life. The Girl on the
Porch is a pitch perfect illustration of Hannah Arendt’s maxim about
the banality of evil.”
— BENTLEY LITTLE
“Richard Chizmar writes like a man who’s been to hell and back
and lived to tell its tales.”
— CLIVE BARKER