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When a rare mental disorder begins to consume his small-town neighbors, a young psychiatrist digs up the past for clues to the epidemic’s bone-chilling source in this brilliant supernatural horror debut, written in the bestselling tradition of Peter Straub.Convinced that evil spirits have overtaken his daughter, a desperate father introduces her to Nat Thayer, a young psychiatrist in their sleepy blue-blooded Massachusetts college town. Thayer quickly diagnoses the girl with Cotard Delusion, an obscure condition sometimes described as “walking corpse syndrome.” But Thayer soon realizes his patient—and many of the local families—are actually being targeted by an evil force resurrected from the town's wicked history. Thayer must discover the source of the spreading plague…before there is no one left to save.
Number of Pages: 403
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Nicholas Wolff
Street Date: June 28, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-7285