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"I don't know how Hunter Shea keeps churning out terrifying stories that feel original, but I want more." – Cedar Hollow Reviews

During the height of the 90s grunge era, five high school friends living on the fringe are driven to the breaking point. When one of their friends is brutally raped by a drunk townie, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Deep in the woods of Milbury, Connecticut, there lives the legend of the Melon Heads, a race of creatures that shun human interaction and prey on those who dare to wander down Dracula Drive. Maybe this night, one band of misfits can help the other. Or maybe some legends are meant to be feared for a reason.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

About The Author

Hunter Shea is the product of a misspent childhood watching scary movies, reading forbidden books and wishing Bigfoot was real. He’s the author of over 17 books, including 'The Jersey Devil' and 'We Are Always Watching'. Hunter’s novels can even be found on display at the International Cryptozoology Museum.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Flame Tree Press (September 8, 2020)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781787585010

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Raves and Reviews

"Hunter Shea is the monster master of the horror genre. He's entertaining as hell."

– Terry M West, author of Transfer and Night Things

“[...] Misfits is a bad-ass love letter to small-town folklore and days of past.”

– Splattergeist

"Misfits was a very enjoyable piece of horror trash from one of the most reliable voices in the genre. Keep them coming Hunter!"

– Ginger Nuts of Horror

“This is a guaranteed enjoyable horrific page turner that should win Shea some new fans [...]”

– The Literary License Podcast

“The master of creature feature scored again big time with this depraved and twisted story.”

– Was Liest Du

This was a fantastic, and fun read! Hunter really captures the angst and attitude of teenagers during the Grunge era, and the dialogue was superb!”

– Andrew’s Reviews

"A chilling tale that will send shivers up your spine. With enough gore to please the most gory of horror fans it will please and entice all who read it.”

– Books Behind the Title

"Hunter is delivering some great horror for fans both old and new. This one never eases up and as the story unfolds, Hunter infuses this with some great nostalgia."

– Kendall Reviews

"Coming of age stories are always one of my favourites. Misfits is no exception. It is heart-warming. Heart-breaking. Brutal. Exciting."

– Night Worms

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