Holy Ghost Road, by John Mantooth

Holy Ghost Road, by John Mantooth HOT

  • Author: John Mantooth
  • Artist: Matthew Revert
  • Page Count: 372
  • Pub. Date: December 20th, 2022
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-860-8
  • Status: Pre-order




"Mantooth's stories glitter with the brilliant, jagged menace of a fistful of busted glass." - Laird Barron, author of Occultation and The Imago Sequence and Other Stories.

About the Book:
Some roads are haunted by the past. Some by ghosts. Some are even haunted by demons. The one Forest must travel is haunted by all three.

When she discovers Pastor Nesmith praying to a demonic entity in her family’s barn, Forest knows she must run. Enraged at the possibility of having his true allegiance exposed, Nesmith pursues Forest as she flees on foot, hoping to reach the one person who will believe her—her grandmother. Unfortunately, Granny is forty miles away, and Forest has no car, no phone, and no friends. To reach her, Forest will have to learn to see the world true, even as the demonic and the sacred wage war for her soul.

Published as a trade paperback:
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Featuring full color cover artwork
• Retail price $18.99

JOHN MANTOOTH is the award winning author of two novels and a short story collection. His first novel, The Year of the Storm, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. He has also published three crime novels under the pseudonym Hank Early. Heaven’s Crooked Finger (written as Hank Early) was a Next Generation Indie Book award winner and 2017 Foreword Indies Award Finalist. He lives in Alabama with his wife and two children.

"Holy Ghost Road is a southern fried coming-of-age road novel mashed with an epic good vs. evil yarn. Thrilling from page one, as well as inventive and compassionate, the book made me want to go climb the nearest tree and sit in the branches with Forest." - Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Pallbearers Club.

"Mantooth has a gift for imbuing every turn of phrase with the weight of a deep-down truth you can't imagine you didn't know before. When he turns his pen to horror, the result is nothing short of enthralling. HOLY GHOST ROAD is a prime example of atmospheric, spiritual and human immersion. Walking the long road with Forest, the reader sees through her eyes, and feels every flash of fear, dread and hope as though it were their own. Not to be missed." - Laurel Hightower, author of Crossroads and Below