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Rules for Vanishing

By Kate Alice Marshall

Cross The Blair Witch Project with Stranger Things and you’ve got Rules for Vanishing: a skin-crawling story that grows more unsettling with every step…

Once a year, a road appears in the forest. And at the end of it, the ghost of Lucy Gallows beckons. Lucy’s game isn’t for the faint of heart. If you win, you escape with your life. But if you lose… Sara’s sister disappeared one year ago – and only Sara knows where she is. Becca went to find the ghost of Lucy Gallows and is trapped on her road. In the sleepy town of Briar Glen, Lucy’s road is nothing more than local lore. But Sara knows it’s real, and she’s going to find it. When Sara and her skeptical friends meet in the forest to search for Becca, the mysterious road unfurls before them. All they have to do is walk down it. But the path to Lucy is not of this world, and it has its own rules. Every mistake summons new horrors. Vengeful spirits and broken, angry creatures are waiting for them to slip, and no one is guaranteed safe passage. The only certainty is this: the road has a toll and it will be paid. Sara knows that if she steps onto the road, she might not come back. But Becca needs her. And Lucy is waiting.

  • Rules for Vanishing capitalizes on the growing desire for YA supernatural stories, with a number of recent high-profile acquisitions, as well as a growth in supernatural storytelling across the media, such as Netflix's The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Stranger Things.
  • Kate's debut novel I Am Still Alive, published in USA, received two starred reviews and John Green tweeted: "Oh my God. What a book."
  • “… (gives) suspense pros like Lois Duncan and Stephen King a run for their (abundant) money.” – New York Times, praise for Kate Alice Marshall

About the author

Kate Alice Marshall started writing before she could hold a pen properly, and never stopped. She lives near Seattle, USA with a chaotic menagerie of pets and family members, and ventures out in the summer to kayak and camp. When she is not writing, Kate works in the gaming industry as a writer and designer. She also works as a freelance book editor and cover designer. Visit her online at katemarshallbooks.com and follow her on Twitter @kmarshallarts.

ISBN: 9781406393149
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 400pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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