by Richard Kadrey
Review by Steve Sawicki
Harper Voyager Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780062283016
Date: 29 October 2013
List Price $22.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Links: Author's Website / Show Article /
From official release/information:
Book Description: After her father's funeral, Zoe and her mother moved to the Big City to start over. But life’s not so easy, the money is tight, and a new school brings trials. Fortunately, she has an escape: her dreams. A world of freedom and solace removed from the loneliness and anxieties of real life, Zoe's dreamscape offers another, more precious, gift: It is the only place where she can spend time with her closest companion — her lost brother Valentine.
Yet something is very wrong. An unfamliar — and univited — presence has entered her private realm to threaten Zoe and Valentine, a disturbing turn of events that is compounded by an impossible discovery. A chance encounter at a used record store where the grooves of the vinyl discs hold not music, but lost souls, has opened up a portal to the world of the restless dead. Now, the shop’s strange proprietor is offering Zoe the chance to commune with the father whose passing took a piece of her heart. The price? A lock of hair. Then a tooth. Then...
How far into this eerie world will Zoe go to discover what she truly needs? And once she does, will there be enough left of her to come back?
(Source: Harper Voyager)
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