Set for publication 2017
The Woman is the last of her kind, the lone survivor of a tribe of feral cannibals who have terrorized the Maine coast for years. She is wounded and weak, but she’s found refuge in a cave overlooking the sea. Christopher Cleek is an amoral — and unstable — lawyer who sees her bathing in a stream one day while he’s out hunting. He follows her to her cave. Cleek has dark, cruel secrets and he will now add one more. He will capture the Woman, lock her in his cellar, and attempt to tame her, with the help of his wife and children. But very soon the question will become: Who is more savage, the hunter of the prey?
The Woman is available as a trade paperback..
“Just when you think the worst has already happened…Jack Ketchum goes yet another shock further.” — Fangoria
“Ketchum pulls no punches. His fiction is gripping, chilling and edgy.” — Dark Scribe Magazine
“You can’t go wrong reading any Jack Ketchum work.” –Cemetery Dance
“Jack Ketchum is a master of suspense and horror of the human variety.” — Midwest Book Review
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