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‘The best cross-genre thriller I’ve read in a long, long time. Twisty, creepy and absolutely absorbing’
Sarah Pinborough

‘A helter-skelter collision of social media and the supernatural. Hugely enjoyable’ Chris Brookmyre

Kate Collins has been ghosted.

She was supposed to be moving in with her new boyfriend Scott, but all she finds after relocating to Brighton is an empty flat. Scott has vanished. His possessions have all disappeared.

Except for his mobile phone.

Kate knows she shouldn’t hack into Scott’s phone. She shouldn’t look at his Tinder, his calls, his social media. But she can’t quite help herself.

That’s when the trouble starts. Strange, whispering phone calls from numbers she doesn’t recognise. Scratch marks on the walls that she can’t explain.

And the growing feeling that she’s being watched . . .

Jason Arnopp – author of The Last Days of Jack Sparks, a Radio 2 Bookclub pick – returns with a razor-sharp thriller for a social-media obsessed world. Prepare to never look at your phone the same way again . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 22nd October 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780356506876


Brilliantly unnerving. I couldn't put it down
Tiernan Douieb, comedian
We fell hard for Jason Arnopp's whip-smart and impulsive thriller . . . meet your new favourite book
iBooks Store
Funny, creepy, and totally nuts. I had a blast reading it
Paul Tremblay, author of A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS
Often funny and always unnerving
Ars Technica
Super spooky and addictively written
Tremendous . . . a cracking read
Andy Nyman, co-creator of GHOST STORIES and Derren Brown's award-winning shows
Quite brilliant. An assured, ultra-modern occult story with real depth of character, a compelling and satisfyingly twisted narrative and a streak of genuine malevolence
Andrew O'Neill, comedian, presenter and musician
Arnopp's snappy prose and bizarre plot carry the day. An uneasy suspense shrouds the pages like a murky London fog. Devour it in one sitting
The Australian Way
The Last Days of Jack Sparks is whip-smart and perhaps, the greatest indictment of social media or endorsement of it . . . It is that kind of wonderful book that plays with your perception and is the very last word in gonzo journalism. If Hunter S. Thompson decided to write a novel channelling Aleister Crowley and with the wit of Augustus Burroughs, you would have the essence of this terrific novel
Ken Bruen, author of the Jack Taylor crime series
If you enjoy smart supernatural thrillers then read this book . . . I smashed through it in a couple of days
Daniel P. Carter, BBC Radio 1 DJ
This is one of those books where I'm sad when I'm not reading it. It manages the rare feat of being both horrific and hilarious, which makes me insanely jealous of Arnopp and has me considering how to kill him and consume his mighty power
Chuck Wendig, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author
A breath of fresh air, vivid and essential
Wittier than the lovechild of Stephen Fry and Charlie Brooker; scarier than watching The Exorcist in an abandoned asylum. Fast, furious, original and most importantly, terrifying
Sarah Lotz, author of THE THREE
This is The Omen for the social media age
Chris Brookmyre, author of the Jack Parlabane thrillers
Cracking fun and genuinely creepy
Rick O'Shea, radio presenter
Original, clever, scary and funny...It kept me gripped and guessing from page one
Rebecca Levene, author of The Hollow Gods series
Wow. Seriously hard to put down . . . Chilling and utterly immersive
M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
An absolutely great read. It scared the bejeezus out of me!
David Schneider, comedian, director and actor in I'M ALAN PARTRIDGE and THE DAY TODAY
Magnificently twisted and utterly unnerving
I always suspected Jason Arnopp was a genius, and now, having read his first novel, I know I was right. Jack Sparks is an extraordinary literary creation, clever and awful, loveable and cruel and his story is so terrifying and believable that I could barely bring myself to turn off my lights at bedtime
Lisa Jewell, international bestselling author