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On Sale: August 28, 2012
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Published by : Angry Robot Watkins Media
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Synopsis|Reader Reviews


Miriam is trying. Really, she is.

But this whole "settling down thing" that Louis has going for her just isn't working out. She lives on Long Beach Island all year around. Her home is a run-down double-wide trailer. She works at a grocery store as a check-out girl. And her relationship with Louis--who's on the road half the time in his truck--is subject to the piss and vinegar Miriam brings to everything she does.

It just isn't going well. Still, she's keeping her psychic ability--to see when and how someone is going to die just by touching them--in check. But even that feels wrong somehow. Like she's keeping a tornado stoppered up in a tiny bottle.

Then comes one bad day that turns it all on her ear.

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“This book is a treat for the horror fan, filled with cinematic moments and genuine spookiness … Fans of American Gothic and The Lost Room will find themselves on familiar ground and will lap this up.”
- Ed FortuneStarburst Magazine

“. . . fast-paced and raw.”
-Renee C. Fountain, New York Journal of Books

“Wendig has come up with a killer that is at least as scary as Hannibal Lector. There were scenes that were downright flawless in their creepiness. I doubt I’ll ever look at crows the same way again.”
- Keith West, Adventures Fantastic

“Miriam is out doing her thing and it’s un-putdownable stuff. I read this in two days, and would’ve happily nailed it in one if work hadn’t got in the way.”
- Zoe Oliver, Fantasy Bytes

“The writing and pacing is done well and really sucks you in. I destroyed this book in two days, and wished that the next one was out as well … The story is bleak, dark and gory. Despair and death seems to be everywhere. It’s amazing.”
- Johann Pollard, at Fantasy Opinion

“Horrifying, dark, and disturbing. It is Chuck Wendig doing what he does best.”
- Jenny Colvin, Reading Envy

“This was an amazing book that literally had me on edge until the end. I loved every minute”
- Heidi Holzinger, Open Book Society

“Mockingbird, dare I say, is even better than its predecessor, a heady feat considering the pressure of novels written in series format. Chuck Wendig delivers on the promise he established in Blackbirds. The continuing saga of Miriam Black never lags with its hairpin plot turns and freakishly ornate imagery. It is a book that, once consumed, will leave you famished for the next installment.”
- Jennifer Sommersby, LitStack

“Wendig writes snappy prose that is filled with attitude. He has a knack for making obnoxious characters endearing … The novel’s abundant action scenes are blistering, and just when you least expect it, Wendig adds a touch of sweetness to the story.”
- TChris, Tzer Island

“Lawbreaking, violence, serious injury, vulgarity, deeply seated family issues, horrific visions, and life-changing decisions abound, and there’s no denying that there are few limits on what the author puts both the characters and the reader through. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.”
- The Romanceaholic

“Chuck Wendig’s mind is a terrifying, twisted, fascinating thing, and thank goodness he puts this stuff down on paper for the rest of us. Darker than dark, Mockingbird will take you on a journey you won’t soon forget, so fortify your stomach and settle in, because you’re going to want to read this one in one sitting.”
- Kristin, My Bookish Ways

“All the strengths which made [Blackbirds] so fantastic return here – great pacing, taught plotting, laugh-out-loud language, and the empathy he has with his damaged protagonist. He continues to blend genres like someone who’s written 20 novels, not just two or three.”
- RoughJustice, Crime Fiction Lover

“…a fresh voice in the often overloaded urban fantasy market with a memorable protagonist and a universe that manages to be both unique and just one step away from the real world we live in.”
- Andrew Jack Writing

“I love the way Wendig writes, he manages to make the prose feel both personal and accessible; lively and energetic and yet with a seriously bleak feel that has death lurking just out of sight. He also writes without any pretense, all of his creations are painted in various shades of grey and each could very well be real people; he seems to understand the human psyche very well.”
- Ant, SFBook.com

“I think we may have to start collectively fearing this author. I mean, I can only assume that Mr Wendig has made some sort of Faustian deal with the Dark Gods. Perhaps his books, and their addictive crack-like quality, are only the first step in some far more diabolical scheme?”
- Pablocheesecake, The Eloquent Page

“Author Chuck Wendig does an extraordinary job of keeping readers on the edge of their seat just long enough so he can push them over an enormous cliff of absolute madness.Mockingbird is a rare gem of dirty, dangerous, insane fun!”
- Diayll at Mother/Gamer/Writer

“In Mockingbird, Wendig offers a master class in writing suspense and horror. Seriously.”
- Leah Rhyne, Author of How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

“A dark and gritty page-turner. Wendig’s second Miriam Black novel is a brilliant read and just as enjoyable as the first.”
- Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“Wendig’s writing style is tight, fluid, and gripping, making the story easy to pick up and tough to put down … I would highly recommend Mockingbird to any mature reader who enjoys a little piss in their Cheerios.”
- Jessica Nelson AllwaysUnmended

“I cannot enumerate the many ways in which this novel will likely give you nightmares, but the story is so good that it’s worth a few restless nights.”
- Kristin, Owlcat Mountain

“Bursting with black comedy, and social commentary, Mockingbird is a tour-de-force of horror fantasy … This is an excellent book, with plenty of character interaction, brutal murders and laughs aplenty despite the grim material. Wendig never fails to deliver. He is a name to be watched.”
- Theresa Derwin, Terror Tree

“Mockingbird rocked! I burned through it like it was nobody’s business even though I was trying not to read so fast. I loved the hell out of it and can’t wait for the next book…”
- Raymond M. Rose, author of the Sidekicks series

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