From the bestselling author of World War Z
A terrifying cabin in the woods horror story for the 21st century, from king of survival horror Max Brooks, bestselling visionary author of World War Z.
We thought we’d left them behind.
Now they’re coming for us.
When Kate and her husband swap the Los Angeles smog for Greenloop – a remote, high-tech community deep in the forests of northern California – it seems too good to be true. With blue skies, clean air, high-speed internet and grocery deliveries by drone, Kate’s cabin in the woods is a sanctuary from the stress of everyday life, a way to go back to nature without scrimping on modern comforts.
Until a nearby volcano erupts, severing all communication with the outside world.
No more internet. No more phones. No more food. And as their links to civilisation crumble, something else has been unleashed with the ash. Something primitive. Something dangerous.
The stranded residents begin to hear strange noises in the night. Animals are found mutilated. Someone goes missing. Terror turns to panic. As the wait for rescue becomes a fight for survival, Kate and her fellow Greenloop residents must find out what they're capable of.
But what is in the woods?
They wanted to find nature.
NATURE FOUND THEM.
“One of the greatest horror novels I’ve ever read. The characters soar, the ideas sing, and it’s all going to scare the living daylights out of you”
Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter
“Max Brooks has written the next great epistolary novel. Devolution is phenomenal”
Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box
“Brooks packs his plot with action, information, and atmosphere, and captures both the foibles and the heroism of his characters”
“Another triumph from Max Brooks! . . . I can’t wait until he turns every monster from childhood into an intelligent, entertaining page-turner ”
Stephen Chbosky, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Imaginary Friend and The Perks of Being a Wallflower
“Devolution is spellbinding. It is a horror story about how anyone, especially those who think they are above it, can slowly devolve into primal, instinctual behaviour. I was gripped from the first page to the last! ”
Les Stroud, creator of Survivorman, filmmaker, and author
“Delightful . . . A tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)