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Merfolk (World's Scariest Legends) Hardcover – June 21, 2021
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From USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author Jeremy Bates comes the latest book in the bestselling WORLD'S SCARIEST LEGENDS series.
A renowned marine biologist’s search for creatures known only in myths and legends turns deadly when the hunters become the hunted.
"Merfolk (World’s Scariest Legends) is a chilling novel that might make the head of the master of horror, Stephen King, do a three-sixty."—Reader Views
"Jeremy Bates knows how to sneak up on readers and scare them senseless. In Merfolk Bates unleashes a chilling adventure tale that's loaded to the gills with suspense, mystery, and scientific terror. If you love old-school movie monsters, don't miss out—Merfolk is Creature from the Black Lagoon for the Netflix generation."—Brandon McNulty, author of BAD PARTS and ENTRY WOUNDS
"Merfolk: World's Scariest Legends 4 is a study in horror thriller experiences that will delight those who like nautical intrigue and tension. It joins other "World's Scariest" collections by Bates, yet stands on its own as a powerful saga of literary terror and intrigue."—Midwest Book Review
“A terrifying page-turner, Merfolk gives readers yet another reason not to swim in the ocean. Jeremy Bates is the real deal.”—Flint Maxwell, author of THE DARK WINTER
Praise for Jeremy Bates:
"Old-school horror story reminiscent of Stephen King" ★★★★★
"Best book I've read to date" ★★★★★
"Perfect for Laymon fans!" ★★★★★
"Definitely recommend to all fans of modern horror" ★★★★★
"A master storyteller!" ★★★★★
"I sort of fell into Jeremy Bates by accident, and I'm so glad I did. He's one of my new favorite writers, and I urge everyone to check him out" ★★★★★
"The most chilling book I’ve ever read!" ★★★★★
"Absolutely loved this book" ★★★★★
"Non-stop adrenaline rush from beginning to end" ★★★★★
"Any Stephen King or Dean Koontz fan will love it" ★★★★★
"I was hooked from the first page!" ★★★★★
"Binge worthy!" ★★★★★
"This is one of the best books I have ever read!" ★★★★★
"A very juicy, scary ride" ★★★★★
"Suicide Forest is up there with Joe Hill's Heart Shaped Box" ★★★★★
"Scariest book I've ever read" ★★★★★
"Huge fan of Mr Bates! You won't be disap-pointed" ★★★★★
"Edge-of-my-seat experience! I felt I was indeed living the horror" ★★★★★
"Page-turner with a twist! I was hanging on to every word!" ★★★★★
"One of the greatest suspense-filled books I have ever read" ★★★★★
"If you enjoy Richard Laymon, you'll love reading Jeremy Bates" ★★★★★
"A true edge-of-your-seat thriller...I couldn't put it down!" ★★★★★
"Startlingly Spooky!" ★★★★★
"A non-stop page-turner!" ★★★★★
"Early Stephen King, Robert McCammon, Jeremy Bates is a must read!" ★★★★★
"As usual Jeremy Bates has done it again... Give him a try, you'll not regret it" ★★★★★
Although in a series, this is a STAND-ALONE novel. For fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Richard Laymon, Bentley Little, as well as other horror and mystery authors such as Dan Simmons, Jack Ketchum, Robert McCammon, Brian Keene, Darcy Coates, Amy Cross, Jeff Strand, Ambrose Ibsen, Jeremy Robinson, Nick Cut-ter, Blake Crouch, Joe Hill, Iain Rob Wright, Jeff Menapace, Matt Shaw, Heather Graham, Jack Kilborn, James Herbert. We hope you enjoy!
From the Publisher
"Jeremy Bates writes like a deviant angel I'm glad doesn't live on my shoulder"—Christian Galacar, author of GILCHRIST
"The perfect antidote to a restful night's sleep, The Sleep Experiment is a fast-paced thriller that will keep the pages turning late into the night"—Steven Sayers, author of THE SOUL DWELLER
"Jeremy Bates is a skilled weaver of nightmares"—Ambrose Ibsen, author of THEHAUNTING OF BEACON HILL
"Jeremy Bates knows scary. You're going to have a good time with whatever he writes"—Jeff Menapace, author of BAD GAMES
"A compelling and provocative read. One cannot help but wonder how important sleep really is"—Booklist
"[Bates] is the real deal. He is a bit of a mix of Stephen King and Richard Laymon. You won't regret your purchase"—Amazon Top Contributor
"I keep hearing this author being compared to the likes of Stephen King or Dean Koontz. I think [he] should be known for his OWN style of writing"—Amazon Reviewer
"Will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like"—Kirkus Reviews
"Voracious readers of horror will delightfully consume the contents of Bates's World's Scariest Places books"—BookLife Prize
"Creatively creepy and sure to scare"—The Japan Times
"Thriller fans and readers of Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, and other masters of the art will find much to love"—Midwest Book Review
"An ice-cold thriller full of mystery, suspense, fear"—David Moody, author of HATER and AUTUMN
"I have long been a fan of Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and Frank Peretti and I feel confident that I can now add Jeremy Bates to that list"—Reader Views
"Will delight horror fans who want their novels steeped in psychological suspense as well as action"—Midwest Book Review
"A page-turner in the true sense of the word"—HorrorAddicts
"Will make your skin crawl"—Scream Magazine
"Told with an authoritative voice full of heart and insight"—Richard Thomas, Bram Stoker nominated author
"Grabs and doesn't let go until the end"—Writer's Digest
"A horror writer to watch"—True Review
"Bates offers a truly chilling tale that reminds readers that humans can be the worst type of monster to fear, after all"—BookLife Prize
"Would make a great screenplay!"—Suspense Magazine
"Bates doesn't miss a trick"—Glenn Kleier, New York Times bestselling author
"Bates knows how to creep into his reader's mind and toy around"—Horror Palace
"Something to give you chills before you go to bed"—San Francisco Book Review
"Excellent!"—Andrew Peterson, international bestselling author of FIRST TO KILL
"Reads like a combination of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Clive Barker"—Midwest Book Review
"Invites you to read it in one sitting"—Hellnotes
From the Author
Finalist, "Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction" Horror Novella Award, 2017,for "The Mailman."
Finalist, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2017, for "The Mailman."
Winner, "Foreword INDIES" Horror Book of the Year Award Gold Medal, 2016, for "Island of the Dolls."
Finalist, "Next Generation Indie Book Awards" Horror Novel Award, 2017, for "Island of the Dolls."
Finalist, "The Skoutz Award" German Horror Award, 2017, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist,"Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction" Horror Novella Award, 2016, for "Box of Bones."
Finalist, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2016, for "Box of Bones."
Winner, "Crime Writers of Canada" Arthur Ellis Award/The Lou Allen Memorial Award, 2016,for "Black Canyon."
Winner, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2015, for "The Catacombs."
Winner, "IPPY(Independent Publisher Book Awards)" Bronze Medal/Horror, 2016, for "The Catacombs."
Finalist, "Next Generation Indie Book Awards" Horror Novella Award, 2016, for "Black Canyon."
Winner, "Reader Views Literary Award" Global Award, 2014-2015, for "Suicide Forest."
Honorable Mention, "Reader Views Literary Award" Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror Award,2014-2015, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist, "Goodreads Choice Awards" 2015, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist," Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2014, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist, "Foreword INDIES" Horror Book of the Year Award, 2014, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist, "Foreword INDIES" Thriller & Suspense Book of the Year Award,2012, for "White Lies."
- Publisher : Ghillinnein Books (June 21, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 252 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1988091640
- ISBN-13 : 978-1988091648
- Item Weight : 1.18 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.82 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,321,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Who knew Merfolk were so dastardly!!
I can't wait to read more from my new fav author, Jeremy Bates!
Think twice before getting into any body of water.
Oh dear... it's also Shark Week somewhere!
I know I would so nope out of an invite to go underwater cave diving, there are a few out there that lack such common sense. I for one know that any thing alive can become a monster given a set of circumstances.
Top reviews from other countries
An indiginous tribe was introduced but played no big part .
The hero was quite prepared to murder a Merfolk but seemed quite indignant when they tried to do the same to him ,although they were just living their normal lives under the sea .
No more Mermaids or Mermen ,even in a singular they are Merfolk .Politically correct I suppose .
The author very often waffles along until half way through his books [Suicide Forest case in point ],dont know why .When he introduces tension from the beginning as in The Catacombes he can produce a good read .