When Jacob and his fiery band of animal activists raid an experimental facility they uncover far more than they bargained for... Amidst the animal subjects a teenage girl is being kept in a cage, abused, beaten and tortured. Jacob and his band escape by the skin of their teeth, but then one by one his friends disappear before any of them can reveal their appalling discovery...
Jacob and his ex-girlfriend, Maria, manage to rescue the girl, Lila, and go on the run. They are relentlessly pursued by enemies who seem to possess magical powers and as they desperately try to get to the bottom of Lila's significance Jacob's nightmarish visions of an alien alternate reality become ever stronger. All the while Lila begins to prove herself so much more than a poor lost teenager.
Much, much more...
“With HUSH, Tim Lebbon and Gavin Williams deliver a chillingly horrific tour-de-force that is at the cutting edge of the genre... A masterfully written book... HUSH is, quite simply, a modern masterpiece.” - Brian Keene, author of TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME and TEQUILA's SUNRISE.
“HUSH weaves a bizarre narrative filled to bursting with paranoia and rife with heart-pounding madness. There are twisted visions here that will get inside your heart to root and flourish.” - Tom Piccirilli, author of EVERY SHALLOW CUT and THE COLDEST MILE.
“It’s books of this quality that keep me coming back to the dark well of horror fiction time and time again. I offer HUSH as proof that scary books, properly handled, can stand shoulder to shoulder with the best literature on the shelves.” - Garrett Peck in THE HELLNOTES BOOK REVIEW
“HUSH blends outright horror, Lovecraftian fantasy and pitch black humour to stunning effect. Lebbon and Williams have taken genre staples and given them a damn good shaking, creating something welcomingly fresh and unconventional... Everything about this book... exudes class. So what are you waiting for – go and buy it!” - PRISM, THE MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY
“Lebbon and Williams work the room like pros, keeping the reader's eyes focused on unnerving, distinctive details while using them to build up a picture of evil on a truly grand scale... HUSH offers brooding paranoia, cosmic monsters and day-to-day life as pieces of a puzzle the reader puts together alongside the characters. The prose is never less than compelling, and the story is relentless.” - Rick Kleffel in the AGONY COLUMN REVIEWS
“HUSH, by Tim Lebbon and Gavin Williams, may well be the British horror novel of the year, and I don't say that lightly... Lebbon and Williams are masterful storytellers, able to convey the surreal and disturbing without backing down, yet rooting it so firmly in our mundane world that it is impossible not to accept... Don't believe that, as you near the end, you have everything worked out though - Lebbon and Williams save some body blows for the final few pages.” - CIAO UK
“HUSH is a triumphant phantasmagoria, a headlong journey containing much that will long linger in the mind.” – WALDEN EAST REVIEWS