Set in 1986, and soaked in a riot of 80s culture―from Nintendo to Hall and Oates ―THE SACRIFICE BOX is a comedy horror about friendship, growing up, and finding our place in the world: Gremlins meets The Breakfast Club by way of Ghostbusters and Stephen King. With, I hope, the scariest teddy bear in the history of fiction. Here's the story...
Sep, Arkle, Mack, Lamb and Hadley: five friends thrown together one summer. When they discover an ancient stone box in the forest, they decide to each make a sacrifice: something special, committed to the box forever. And they make a pact.
They will never return to the box at night;
they'll never visit it alone;
and they'll never take back their offerings.
Four years later, a series of strange and terrifying events take place. Someone broke the rules, and now everyone has to pay. But how much are they willing to sacrifice?
Reminiscent of Stephen King, Stranger Things, and Roald Dahl's darkest stories, this is a powerful and thrilling story from one of the most exciting and talented new voices in YA.
I'm very, very excited about this one. Due for release on 4th January 2018, there'll be a cover reveal and more to follow!
If you're keen to get started on the 80s-fest, you can check out the Spotify playlist I listened to on repeat while I was writing! Click here for the track list and details, and click the Spotify logo to hop over to the playlist itself...