Hachette sister companies The Orion Publishing Group and Hodder & Stoughton are thrilled to be jointly publishing a brand new, and terrifying, story written by bestselling authors Stephen King and Joe Hill.
In The Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one another, while the boy's cries are growing more and more desperate . . .
What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.
‘I loved working with Joe. Our styles mesh pretty well. Maybe it's the similar DNA. Certainly we feed on each other's energy, and as the old man of the combo, I'm impressed with Joe's narrative drive and narrative clarity. Working with your kid is an amazing gift.’ – Stephen King
‘Working with my Dad is like buckling up for a ride in the meanest, fastest, baddest eighteen-wheeler on the roads. He's got a V12 engine under the hood; all the rest of us writer-types are stuck with little sewing machine motors. Been learning from him my whole life and I doubt I've picked up a tenth of what he knows.’ – Joe Hill
Originally an Esquire magazine exclusive, this story will be released as audio download and eBook original on the 9th October. The eBook will retail for £1.99 and the audio book for £9.99. It’s a must-read for fans of either author and, even more excitingly, the eBook includes an exclusive extract of Joe Hill’s forthcoming novel NOS4R2, and an extract of Stephen King’s forthcoming novel Doctor Sleep.
This thrilling collaboration of King and Hill will be supported by an exciting collaborative marketing and publicity campaign from both publishers.
‘In the Tall Grass is a brilliant, scary and suspenseful short story from two great writing talents. We are delighted in turn to combine the creative expertise of two great publishing houses to promote this terrific collaboration’ - say joint editors Philippa Pride at Hodder and Gillian Redfearn at Orion.