What Could Be a Better Gift?
November 24, 2023
Please join me in supporting my favorite, locally-owned bookstore this holiday season, even if you live thousands of miles away.
Thunder Road Books in Spring Lake, New Jersey will ship signed and personalized copies of my new book, Silent Came the Monster, anywhere in the U.S.A.
Silent Came the Monster is a historical novel about a rogue Great White shark that upended the Jersey Shore, paradise for the wealthy and genteel, during the summer of 1916. The dangerous "sea monster," as it was called, arrived at an already-fraught time. A brutal war raged in Europe, and Americans were divided about becoming involved. Meanwhile, an unprecedented outbreak of "infantile paralysis" (polio), probably the worst in U.S. history, was causing widespread panic.
The novel is about the people, media, time and place as much as it is about the shark. As one reviewer noted, "The book is an artistic examination of the flawed ways in which humans assess risk, react to an unforeseen threat, and grapple with the unexplainable."
Here's a short synopsis: During the summer of 1916, a surgeon at the Jersey Shore fights denial, conspiracy theories, defiance, and confusion in a desperate attempt to convince a skeptical public that the culprit behind a series of fatal attacks is a shark, not a huge sea turtle or German U-boat, and that it will strike again. Inspired by a series of true events.
Kate, Kelsey, and the rest of the employees of Thunder Road Books have been handselling Silent Came the Monster since it was published in May. They would be happy to ship your copy. All you have to do is use the pre-order link, below. Order now for holiday delivery.
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