by Author Nat Cassidy

  • Publisher Nightfire
  • Year published 2022
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-1250265234,
  • Number of pages 404 pages
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Book description

Mary is a quiet, middle-aged woman doing her best to blend into the background. Invisible. Unremarkable. Unknown even to herself. But lately, things have been changing inside Mary. Along with the hot flashes and body aches, she can't look in a mirror without passing out, and the voices in her head have been urging her to do unspeakable things. Fired from her job in New York, she moves back to her hometown, hoping to reconnect with her past and inner self. Instead, visions of terrifying, mutilated specters overwhelm her with increasing regularity and she begins auto-writing strange thoughts and phrases. Mary discovers that these experiences are echoes of an infamous serial killer. Then the killings begin again. Mary's definitely going to find herself. ebook icon Audio book icon

Reader Advisory - "Nat Cassidy's highly commercial, debut horror novel Mary: An Awakening of Terror, blends Midsommar with elements of American Psycho and a pinch of I'll Be Gone in the Dark." -- from the publisher. Be aware that the book could trigger abject feelings and emotions.

Best Horror of 2022―Esquire, Paste Magazine, CrimeRead  | Harper's Bazaar 15 Best Books for Spooky Season | The Lineup Best Debut Horror Novels of 2022 | American Writers Museum―Staff Recommendation

Nat Cassidy
About the Author
Author description

Nat Cassidy has been an off-off-Broadway playwright of speculative works that have been well-received by drama critics. He has won the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for a one-man show about H P Lovecraft. An established actor on stage and television, usually playing monsters and villains on shows such as Blue Bloods, Bull, Quantico, and Law & Order: SVU, Mary is Cassidy’s horror debut. Photo: Prospect Photography

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