It’s about survival…
It always is, though.
Hatchet Valley’s a deep rocky cleft, where people live when they’re too mean to live anywhere else, and where they go when they don’t want to be found. Some are brought there against their will, and some by circumstance and bad luck. Whoever they are, they carry secrets, and there’s no tinder dryer than a room filled with people carrying secrets.
In the middle of this balancing act, a catalyst drops, a rapidly spreading wave of tooth, claw, and hunger. Something’s entered the valley, and dusk in Hatchet Valley rapidly becomes a time of slaughter.
Those who aren’t mown down are driven to the very end of the valley, to a single cabin. Here, surrounded by beasts, eleven strangers fight to survive until dawn, struggling to understand what’s hunting them. But survival’s not easy when everyone has a secret, and the secrets people carry to Hatchet Valley are the kinds of secrets that can get you killed.
Before the end of the night, the survivors start to wonder if their chances won’t be better outside the cabin…
2014 • 270 pages