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A history of fear : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

A history of fear : a novel / Luke Dumas.

Summary:

Grayson Hale, the most infamous murderer in Scotland, is better known by a different name: the Devil’s Advocate. The twenty-five-year-old American grad student rose to instant notoriety when he confessed to the slaughter of his classmate Liam Stewart, claiming the Devil made him do it. When Hale is found hanged in his prison cell, officers uncover a handwritten manuscript that promises to answer the question that’s haunted the nation for years: was Hale a lunatic, or had he been telling the truth all along? Unnervingly, Hale doesn’t fit the bill of a killer. The first-person narrative that centers this novel reveals an acerbic young atheist, newly enrolled at the University of Edinburgh to carry on the legacy of his recently deceased father. In need of cash, he takes a job ghostwriting a mysterious book for a dark stranger, but has misgivings when the project begins to reawaken his satanophobia, a rare condition that causes him to live in terror that the Devil is after him. As he struggles to disentangle fact from fear, Grayson’s world is turned upside-down after events force him to confront his growing suspicion that he’s working for the one he has feared all this time—and that the book is only the beginning of their partnership.​​ -- from Amazon.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982199029
  • ISBN: 1982199024
  • Physical Description: 354 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition December 2022.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2022.
Subject: Murderers > Fiction.
Good and evil > Fiction.
Scotland > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Novels.
Horror fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Wornstaff Library.

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  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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