In Silent Graves
The Indifference of Heaven
The Cedar Hill Series
One moment, Robert Londrigan is a rising-star newscaster, devoted husband, and expectant father; the next, he’s a widower in a morgue, staring at gaping holes in his daughter’s body where surgeons have harvested every useful scrap of her organs and tissue. The rock-bottom falls out from under his life when a disfigured man knocks Robert out and steals what’s left of her tiny corpse out from under his nose, and leaves a gruesome surprise waiting for him back home.
Robert’s search for the disfigured man leads him through a rapidly-fragmenting reality into a chiaroscuro world and the discovery that neither his wife nor his daughter are who he thought they were.
Gary A. Braunbeck’s work has earned, 7 Bram Stoker Awards, an International Horror Guild Award, 3 Shocker Awards, a Black Quill Award, and a World Fantasy Award nomination.
“It would be wrong to say that Gary A. Braunbeck, with In Silent Graves, has succeeded where most horror novelists have failed; rather, Braunbeck has succeeded where most novelists have failed. It is a restoration of faith to read a work of such genuine pain, stark terror, and profound beauty. If you don’t have the guts to face the intellectual, aesthetic, spiritual, and emotional challenges of In Silent Graves, you don’t have the guts to face that of which fiction is truly capable.” — Michael Marano, author of Dawn Song, winner of the International Horror Guild and Bram Stoker Awards
“Good Lord, what a novel! I’m still reeling! This is remarkably powerful on so many levels… it got under my skin in a big way. Gary A. Braunbeck is an incredibly talented and sensitive wordsmith. With In Silent Graves, he has created a tender and intimate nightmare, a hypnotic and ghostly story of suspense and dread; of longing for that Which Might Have Been, and the horror of that Which Is. A literary nest of matryoshka dolls in which each new layer opens onto new terrors, this story haunts my dreams. A splendidly disturbing gem!” — Elizabeth Massie, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Sineater, Welcome Back to the Night, and Desper Hollow
“The language Braunbeck uses is lyrical and complex, yet not overblown. The narrative is a mixture of supernatural surrealism, police procedural suspense, emotional characterization, fairytale fantasy so dark as to put the grimmest of Grimm’s to shame, and social commentary handled with far more resonance than seen in the comparatively ham-fisted efforts of most child-advocate writers. This is an incredibly ambitious novel, and it is an absolute wonder. Buy it right now or I’ll beat you about the face and neck with a wet LA phone book.” — Mehitobel Wilson, Gothic.Net
“Employing both harsh hyperrealism and majestic mythic fantasy, the novel swoops and soars in and out of philosophy, theology, and the very meaning of time and life… Ecstasy is a glimpse of the infinite; horror is its full disclosure – In Silent Graves is an indelible experience that balances between the two.” — Paula Guran, DarkEcho
“Though not for the squeamish, Braunbeck’s first solo novel nevertheless presents a compelling and disturbingly graphic exploration of grief and redemption that should appeal to fans of dark fantasy and psychological horror.” — Library Journal
“Every so often a book comes along which completely redefines the genre by challenging its borders, by tossing aside all its overused trappings, by reshaping and reinventing what we perceive to be genre fiction while moving us to reexamine the world in which we live. In Silent Graves does these things in spades. I’ll never be able to look upon the line ‘Once Upon a Time’ again without thinking of Gary A. Braunbeck and the children of Chiaroscuro.” — Bram Stoker Award-winning author Brian A. Hopkins
“Braunbeck’s debut as a dark fantasy novelist shows the same passion and originality as his short fiction collection, Things Left Behind. The novel bursts with moving insights about grief turningone’s world upside-down and about the restorative power of love.” — Publishers Weekly
“I just finished Gary A. Braunbeck’s In Silent Graves, and this thing is dynamite, people. The emotional resonance that permeates his short fiction is on full display here. It’s an intoxicating blend of stark reality and dark fantasy. It’s got brains and it’s got heart to spare. Add to that its utter unpredictability and you’ve got a real winner here. As Joe Bob Briggs would say, ‘Check it out.’” — Masters of Terror
“The deeply emotional quality of Braunbeck’s work pulls you in, makes it almost impossible for you not to sympathize with his characters. Braunbeck combines brutal, horrific events and incredible tenderness in his character’s reactions … [some scenes] just plain gave me the creeps — I mean hairs-on-end, chill-down-the-spine, what’s-that-in-the-corner-of-my-eye kind of creeps. This novel should not be missed.” — Dark Planet
“A genuinely disturbing book. Braunbeck taps into a power cable.” — The New York Review of Science Fiction
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Author: Gary A. Braunbeck
Publication Date: May 27, 2015
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Print Length: 360 Pages