Bad Things

By Michael Marshall

The new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Straw Men and The Intruders is a heart-stopping tale of
secrets, lies and our culpability in our own misfortunes

On a beautiful summer’s afternoon four-year-old Scott Henderson walked out onto a jetty over a lake in Black Ridge, Washington State. He never came back.

John Henderson’s world ended that day, but three years later he’s still alive. Living a life, of sorts. Getting by. Until one night he receives an email from a stranger who claims to know what happened to his little boy.

Against his better judgement Henderson returns to Black Ridge, unleashing a terrifying sequence of events that threatens to destroy what remains of everything he once held dear.

Bad things don’t just happen to other people – they’re waiting round the corner for you too. And when they start to make their way in through the cracks in your life, you won’t know until it’s far too late…

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 05 Jan 2009
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-00-720998-9
Michael Marshall is a novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the internationally bestselling novels \'The Straw Men\', \'The Lonely Dead\' and \'Blood of Angels\' as well as \'The Intruders\', which is currently under series development with the BBC. Before that, he had already established a successful career under the name Michael Marshall Smith: his groundbreaking first novel, \'Only Forward\', won the Philip K. Dick and August Derleth Awards, and its critically acclaimed successors, \'Spares\' and \'One of Us\', have been optioned by major Hollywoood studios. He lives in North London with his wife, son and two cats.

”'Fast-moving, sinister and highly accomplished … This is ferocious storytelling of the highest order, with corkscrew twists and turns that make it deliciously scary as the secrets unfold.” - Daily Mail

”'Marshall’s thrillers get creepier with every book.” - Mirror

”'A great read, with a plot packed full of twists and turns” - News of the World

Praise for The Intruders: -

”'A good, taut thriller, with lots of action and a very gripping ending; Marshall takes the reader with him on the investigation with a great deal of guile and style.” - Guardian

”'Devilishly clever … a tautly crafted page-turner of the highest order.” - Bookpage

”'Bestseller Marshall outdoes his own high standards with this potent blend of suspense, paranoia and just plain creepiness … a provocative and supremely intelligent thriller” - Publishers Weekly

”'Sinister” - Mirror

”'Captures a sense of the menacing inevitable … one of the more bracingly depressing tales of mystery and terror to have been published in recent years” - Time Out

”'Subtle, satisfying - and really scary.” - Kirkus Reviews