Den of Geek says: Just take a look at that cover—don’t you get a nostalgic shiver for classic horror? And because the follow-up to Wolf in White Van… you realize it’s gonna be chillingly meta in one of the simplest ways.
Publisher’s abstract: From John Darnielle, the New York Times bestselling creator and the singer-songwriter of the Mountain Goats, comes an epic, gripping novel about homicide, fact, and the hazards of storytelling.
Gage Chandler is descended from kings. That’s what his mom all the time informed him. Years later, he’s a real crime author, with one grisly success—and a film adaptation—to his identify, together with a sequence of subsequent much less notable efforts. But now he’s being provided the prospect for the massive break: to maneuver into the home the place a pair of briefly infamous murders occurred, apparently the work of disaffected teenagers in the course of the Satanic Panic of the Nineteen Eighties. Chandler finds himself in Milpitas, California, a small city whose identify rings a bell––his closest childhood good friend lived there, as soon as upon a time. He begins his analysis with diligence and enthusiasm, however quickly the story leads him right into a puzzle he by no means anticipated—again into his personal work and what it means, again to the very core of what he does and who he’s.
Devil House is John Darnielle’s most bold work but, a ebook that blurs the road between reality and fiction, that mixes daring formal experimentation with a spellbinding story of crime, writing, reminiscence, and creative obsession.