‘The new Stephen King’ The Times
“A magician of genre fiction” Boyd Tonkin, The Independent
A new heart-breaking and terrifying novel from John Ajvide Lindqvist, the author of international bestseller Let the Right One In
Molly wakes her mother to go to the toilet. The campsite is strangely blank. The toilet block has gone. Everything else has gone too. This is a place with no sun. No god.
Just four families remain. Each has done something to bring them here – each denies they deserve it. Until they see what’s coming over the horizon, moving irrevocably towards them. Their worst mistake. Their darkest fear. And for just one of them, their homecoming.
This gripping conceptual horror takes you deep into one of the most macabre and unique imaginations writing in the genre. On family, on children, Lindqvist writes in a way that tears the heart and twists the soul. I Am Behind You turns the world upside down and, disturbing, terrifying and shattering by turns, it will suck you in.
Lindqvist does it again folks! He expertly casts his stellar reputation on the line by masterfully weaving child-like curiosity into an intricate web of complexity of human emotion in disguises of feinted playfulness or dangerous contempt just on the verge of breaking through the surface.
Reading this novel and perceiving events through the cast of Lundqvist’s realistic characters quickly makes you wonder aloud, and frequently: where are they? With nothing but each other and their memories to give them the strength they need to overcome this ordeal, you have to ask yourself: will it be enough? Will they find the answers they’re looking for? Will they ultimately find themselves as well?
Lundqvist really is the next Stephen King. The man writes fiction like a boss.