The Clearing by Dan NewmanIn 1976, four boys walked into a jungle. Only three came back alive.

Haunted by terrifying childhood memories he doesn’t fully understand, journalist Nate Mason returns to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia where he grew up.

Back then, as the son of a diplomat, he was part of an elite social circle. But during a weekend of whispered secrets and dares in a decaying jungle mansion staffed by the descendants of slaves, Nate’s innocence was torn apart.

The survivors of that gathering blamed what happened on a myth, an unseen terror from the bush. No one believed them. But now. almost forty years later, is the truth finally about to come out?

Within hours of arriving back on the island, Nate becomes convinced he’s being followed. He soon discovers that his search for answers could cost him his sanity as well as his life, as he realises that some childhood nightmares never go away.

Can childhood nightmares haunt you for the rest of your life? How much do you need to believe in a monster for it to become real? The Clearing is a dark and atmospheric psychological thriller, full of intrigue, terror and superstition, which examines our deepest fears of the unknown. A potent mix of the friendship and bravery of Stand By Me and the betrayals and fear of Angel Heart.

Book Info:

UK Print
Date: 7th November 2013
ISBN: 9781909223516
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

US/CAN Print
Date: 29th October 2013
ISBN: 9781909223523
Format: Large (Trade) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$14.99 CAN$16.99

Ebook
Date: 29th October 2013
ISBN: 9781909223530
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

Other Exhibit A Books by This Author:

The Journalist (October 2014)

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook
Amazon.co.uk | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | BarnesandNoble.com | IndieBound.org

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
On-sale 29th October 2013 from the Robot Trading Company

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Author Info:

Dan Newman: www.dannewmanbooks.com | @DanNewmanWrites on Twitter

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Praise and Reviews:

“Told in lush, hypnotic prose that perfectly mirrors its mysterious Caribbean landscape, The Clearing is one man’s quest for the brutal truth at the heart of his deadly self-deception. Throughout, Dan Newman keeps the lines of suspense tense and razor-sharp. An intoxicating, important debut.”
- Laura Benedict, author of Isabella Moon and Devil’s Oven.

The Clearing is a dark and atmospheric psychological thriller, full of intrigue, terror and superstition, which examines our deep fear of the unknown.”
- Gumshoe Reviews

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