Nick Roberts MEAN SPIRITED novel is now available on audiobook from Audible and on Amazon. Narrated by Spencer Dillehay.

Description: An alcoholic teacher and father’s world spirals out of control when a former student is killed and he is left with her dog and the dark presence that follows it.

Matt Matheny teaches during the day, drinks at night, and barely hides his functioning alcoholism from his veterinarian ex-wife, Lucy, and his six-year-old son, Mikey. His world spirals out of control when a former student is killed, and he’s left with her dog, Conehead. But something isn’t right with Conehead. A dark presence follows him, and very soon, people around him die. Matt realizes the only way to protect his son is to sober up and work with Lucy to expose the dog’s mysterious past and face a secret so shocking—an evil so relentless—that it threatens to unleash hell on an entire town.

“Taut, disturbing, and undeniably heartwrenching, Mean Spirited is a breakneck horror-thriller that pits compassion against survival. The plot is as thought-provoking as it is terrifying, and exposes the depth of soul Roberts pours into his work.”—Felix Blackwell, author of Stolen Tongues

“From the opening chapter, Roberts teases, terrifies and tortures the reader like a small mammal in the hands of a teenage psychopath. Mean Spirited is truly a dog from hell, and that, in this case, is meant as high praise.”—Jonathan Craven (filmmaker), The Hills Have Eyes 2, The Last House on the Left

“Nick Roberts has the uncanny ability to turn simple, ordinary moments into terrifying scenes worthy of a Conjuring movie.”—Axelle Carolyn (filmmaker), Haunting of Bly Manor, American Horror Story

“There’s fun-scared, there’s maybe-I-leave-the-lights-on scared, and then there’s . . . whatever Mean Spirited does to you, which I guess I would call “don’t be alone”-scared. Nick Roberts really gets his claws into your head, with this one. Enter at your own risk. Wish I’d seen that sign, before reading this one. Wish I were sleeping, I mean.”—Stephen Graham Jones, New York Times best-selling author of My Heart is a Chainsaw and The Only Good Indians

This horror novel pays homage to Stephen King’s Cujo, and films like It Follows and The Strangers. It is a haunting and suspenseful exploration of the unseen and the supernatural, set against the seemingly tranquil backdrop of rural West Virginia. Nick Roberts masterfully builds tension and atmosphere, creating a sense of impending doom with meticulous detailing and vivid imagery. The psychological exploration elevates the narrative, making Mean Spirited a compelling read for those who seek a blend of horror, mystery, and emotional depth.

Whether you are a seasoned fan of the genre or a curious newcomer, Mean Spirited promises a gripping and thought-provoking journey into the realms of the supernatural.

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