What Do Monsters Fear: A Novel of Psychological Horror

The Thing meets One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest in Matt Hayward's thrilling debut novel... After waking up one too many times in puddle of his own mess, Peter Laughlin, a thirty-five year old rock musician, has decided to kill himself. However, after catching an advertisement for rehabilitation in the back of a local newspaper, coupled with the fact that his one night stand with old friend Bethany resulted in pregnancy, Peter decides to try and clean up his act. Again. Only this time, things will be different.At Dawson Rehabilitation, things seem idealistic. Peter quickly befriends Henry Randolph, an alcoholic in his sixties, who, along with Donald Bove, Shelley Matthews, Jamie Peters and a mentally-defunct man named Walter Cartwright, make up the rest of the guests. Something is wrong at Dawson Rehabilitation. Peter and Henry dont trust the centers councilor, a man named Jerry Fisher. Jerrys hiding a secret. One ancient and terrible. Tucked away in the Pennsylvania backwoods, in a ..


What Do Monsters Fear: A Novel of Psychological Horror Reviews

What Do Monsters Fear: A Novel of Psychological Horror
John Quick

A well-told character study that just happens to include demons and some decidedly brutal deaths. Can't wait to see what's next from Matt Hayward!

What Do Monsters Fear: A Novel of Psychological Horror
Russell Coy

WHAT DO MONSTERS FEAR? is a gem of a debut novel. Hayward ratchets up the tension one notch at a time and creates a thick atmosphere of isolation and dread, then goes into ambush mode in the second half, filling the pages with gore and action. The pacing is pitch-perfect, and the characters are well-drawn and relatable throughout. Highly recommended.

What Do Monsters Fear: A Novel of Psychological Horror
Jeff Terry

I'm beginning to think it's me. I've asked myself the hard questions: Dude, what's wrong with you? Don't you want to have fun? Do you hate fun now? Why you got these high standards all of a sudden?

I just haven't been happy with much of what I'm reading lately. And this book was the most recent example.

You should know that the Thunderstorm Books edition contains the short novel What Do Monsters Fear? as well as four short stories.

The novel started out very promising. There were a few moments th
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