- Author: Matthew Costello
- Artist: Alan M. Clark
- Page Count: 325
- Pub. Date: March 1, 2021
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-347-4
- Status: Out of Print
by Matthew Costello
About the Book:
Jack Murphy thought he'd found the perfect escape for his family from a world gone horribly mad. He thought wrong.
Matthew Costello's Home begins mere minutes after the terrible sacrifice made by Jack to save his family at Paterville Camp. Barely escaping, Jack's wife, Christie, and two children, Kate and Simon, must accept that their lives and their future have changed forever.
In this intimate and human survivalist horror story, the three of them will face even greater dangers, as well as yet-unknown horrors, to simply stay alive as together they search for a road "home" in this intense and original postapocalyptic thriller.
Published as a Signed Hardcover Limited Edition:
• Limited to just 550 signed and numbered copies
• Personally signed by the author on a unique signature page
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
• Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
• Retail price just $40!
"Costello creates a sense of urgency and fatigue as Christie tries to protect her family. He wastes no time with extraneous detail but keeps the pages turning with action and emotion that rings true. Readers need not have read the previous book, as this one works well by itself, but those who enjoy it will probably turn to more from the author."
— Library Journal
"The book is a neat twist on the zombie theme, and the story moves at a brisk clip, with plenty of mayhem."
"The second Murphy family post-apocalyptic horror tale is a gripping survivor thriller as three innocents struggle to stay alive...readers will want to travel the road with the Murphy family who believe in Schwartz's Law as their namesake's law proves too optimistic."
"In this series, Matthew Costello offers up his version of zombie apocalypse (but his creatures aren't quite zombies), and after plowing through Vacation in record time, I couldn't wait to get back to this terrifying world. The prose style is short sentences, short chapters, and plenty of tension and suspense. I love it. He doesn't waste words and because of that, there's a constant feeling of immediacy and dread that will have you turning the pages with lightning speed. It will probably hit a nerve with parents, in particular, because this is Christie's story, and her strength, determination, and willingness to defend the ones she loves, especially her children, at all costs will certainly resonate. This series is perfect for fans of post-apocalyptic fiction and of course, zombie fic, but to ignore it as a just plain good thriller would be a mistake. I'm hoping the author has more plans for this series, and if so, I can't wait."
Matthew Costello's writing includes groundbreaking and innovative games, books, and television. His bestselling and award-winning computer and video games include The 7th Guest, Doom 3, and Pirates of the Caribbean. His early horror novel, Beneath Still Waters, was filmed by Lionsgate. Rage, a novel based on the recently released game that he worked on, was published this August. His children's books include The Kids of Einstein Elementary and Magic Everywhere. Matt has also written episodes and created TV formats for PBS, Disney, Syfy, and the BBC, and he consults on media around the world.