Megan Abbott on THE ONLY CHILD

I’m a big-time fan of Megan Abbott’s novels. I see them as stories about obsession and obsessiveness that are, in themselves, energized by obsession and obsessiveness. Genuine psychological thrillers, in other words.

It’s why I’m so chuffed that she has kind words to say about The Only Child!

“Andrew Pyper has concocted a darkly entrancing tale that sweeps you off your feet from its first pages. Filled with deliriously clever nods to the grand Gothic tradition, The Only Child is also fiercely original, wildly provocative and utterly satisfying, beginning to end.”

— Megan Abbott, bestselling author of The Fever and You Will Know Me

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Over the holidays, I’ve been getting some early reader responses to my new book, The Only Child, and it’s been cause for gratitude on top of the usual causes for gratitude.

Here’s a first comment I’d like to share, from the amazing Ami McKay, a writer whose gothic tastes merge with my own:

“In The Only Child, Andrew Pyper has delivered a seductive gothic thriller for the modern age. Crafted with dark intrigue and cinematic drive, this mesmerizing journey into the heart of a monster is, at once, compelling, eerie and brilliantly satisfying.”

– Ami McKay, author of The Birth House and The Witches of New York


Cover Reveal!!

Here it is! The cover for The Only Child.

I hope you like it along with the words inside it, the latter available June 7, 2017.