The White Road

Mulholland: Little, Brown. May 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780316396608. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316396585. HORROR
Lotz (Day Four) returns with another creepy tale, this one about an adventurer who uncovers eerie happenings on Mount Everest. As the book opens, explorer Simon Newman has hired a guide to help him navigate a cave with a tragic history. When disaster strikes during his spelunking, Simon barely escapes with his life—but footage from the expedition goes viral on his website Journey to the Dark Side. Still reeling from his brush with death, he soon signs on to a trip up Mount Everest as a way to move forward. But as he and his fellow climbers ascend into the mountain's fabled "death zone," Simon begins to believe that something else is on the mountain with them. Skilled at creating real-world scenarios and imbuing them with a steadily growing feeling of danger and terror, Lotz brings readers to Everest, where the line between altitude-induced hallucinations and actual supernatural events may be very thin.
VERDICT A solid pick for readers who enjoy modern horror by Dean Koontz and Stephen King. [See Prepub Alert, 11/21/6.]
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