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The Rift

Published by Flame Tree Press
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About The Book

From the author of the acclaimed If You Go Down to the Woods (HarperCollins) comes a new thriller in the slipstream of Jacob’s The Monkey’s Paw and King’s Pet Sematary.

Joe Jimenez, grieving father and estranged husband, on the eve of the anniversary of his son's death is on the brink of complete despair when he witnesses the arrival of a strange atmospheric anomaly. The rift – a curious tear in the very air of his backyard – appears nightly, and after some experimentation, Joe discovers that for everything that's sent through the rift, something similar, but horribly wrong, comes back. And when something on the other side claims to be in possession of his son, Joe has to make the most important decision of his life: should he go through and find out?

FLAME TREE PRESS is the imprint of long-standing Independent Flame Tree Publishing, dedicated to full-length original fiction in the horror and suspense, science fiction & fantasy, and crime / mystery / thriller categories. The list brings together fantastic new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices. Learn more about Flame Tree Press at and connect on social media @FlameTreePress

About The Author

Raised on comics, the fiction of King and Koontz, The Twilight Zone, and other genre fare unsuitable for an impressionable young mind, Seth C. Adams wanted to write at a young age. With a formal education in anthropology and history, as an adult he's learned that life is indeed stranger – and more terrifying – than fiction.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Flame Tree Press (October 10, 2023)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781787588783

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Raves and Reviews

On If You Go Down to the Woods Today:

‘An atmospheric, gritty page-turner’

– Alex Lake, author of After Anna

On If You Go Down to the Woods Today:

‘I went through every emotion reading this novel’

– Sam Carrington, author of Saving Sophie

On If You Go Down to the Woods Today:

‘Chilling and absorbing’

– Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House

"A powerful exploration of grief. The horror aspects are good. The mysterious hellish landscape of the Rift and what comes out of it when things return are great body horror and add a clear sense of threat. Worth a look!"

– Runalong the Shelves

"Marvelous science fiction that thrills you and excites you till the end."

– Bibliophileverse

"A twisty and unpredictable little read that keeps you guessing about where it is heading and left me slightly surprised at where it eventually came out. And the images of what was inside the rift have stayed with me as nightmare fodder ever since, so it is definitely memorable!"

– Bookshine & Readbows

"Quick but intense [...] a must-read."

– Books & Bacon

"Well-written, dark and twisted, sad, and engaging."

– Wintry Monsters Press

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