"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
As part of this month's Halloweird Creepfest, I'll be focusing on some horror-themed pre-publication releases:
Night After Night by Phil Rickman
Expected publication: Jan 1, 2015 by Atlantic Books
Liam Defford doesn't believe in ghosts. As the head of a production company, however, he does believe in high-impact TV. On the lookout for his next idea, he hires journalist Grayle Underhill to research the history of Knap Hall—a Tudor farmhouse turned luxury hotel, abandoned by its owners at the height of its success. The staff has been paid to keep quiet about what happened there, but the stories seep through. They're not conducive to a quick sale, but Defford isn't interested in keeping Knap Hall for more than a few months. Just long enough to make a reality TV show that will run nightly. A house isolated by its rural situation and its dark reputation; six people—known to the nation but strangers to one another—locked inside; but this time Big Brother is not in control.
It's been a long time since I last gave Rickman a read, but he does that British Gothic subgenre of horror so very, very well. This sounds like a great chance to get reacquainted. It looks like there may be a Halloween digital release in North America (to tie in with the UK release), but we'll be waiting until winter for a copy to hold in our hands.