Thomas Olde Heuvelt signing HEX
"HEX is reminiscent of vintage Stephen King, and I can think of no higher praise. Chilling, moving and, in its odd way, not a little profound.“ John Connolly
Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. So accustomed to her have the townsfolk become that they often forget she's there. Or what a threat she poses. Because if the stitches are ever cut open, the story goes, the whole town will die. The curse must not be allowed to spread. The elders of Black Spring have used high-tech surveillance to quarantine the town. Frustrated with being kept in lockdown, the town's teenagers decide to break the strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. But, in so doing, they send the town spiralling into a dark nightmare. And all hell is about to break loose.
Dutch novelist Thomas Olde Heuvelt is the author of five novels and many short stories of the fantastic. In 2015 he won the Hugo award for Best Short Story with ‘The Day The World Turned Upside Down’. He was awarded the Paul Harland Prize for Best Dutch Fantasy.