William

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Pub Date 3 Oct 2024 | Archive Date 1 Nov 2024

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Description

Prepare to meet William for an up-all-night slice of Halloween horror, Perfect for fans of Stephen King, Black Mirror and Frankenstein.

Henry, a brilliant but reclusive engineer, has achieved the crowning discovery of his career: he’s created an artificially intelligent consciousness. He names the half-formed robot William.

But there’s something strange about William.

It’s not his mangled body or his thick gurgling laugh. It’s the way he watches Henry’s wife, Lily. As William’s fixation on her grows and threatens to bring harm to their house, Henry has no choice but to destroy him.

But William isn’t gone. Filled with jealousy for humanity, for its capacity to love and create life, William starts to haunt the house. He lurks behind each locked door. Mutters in the eaves of the attic. Whispers in Henry’s head. William began as Henry’s creation, but who will end up in control?

William is a new kind of ghost story, where the haunting is not from another world, but from inside your home. Inside your head…

Prepare to meet William for an up-all-night slice of Halloween horror, Perfect for fans of Stephen King, Black Mirror and Frankenstein.

Henry, a brilliant but reclusive engineer, has achieved the...


Advance Praise

'One of the most talented successors to Stephen King' Daily Mail

‘If reading with one hand over your mouth is your thing, this is the book for you’ GUS MORENO, author of This Thing Between Us

‘From its first page all the way to its jaw-dropping ending, WILLIAM had me hooked’ NICK CUTTER, author of The Troop and The Deep

'One of the most talented successors to Stephen King' Daily Mail

‘If reading with one hand over your mouth is your thing, this is the book for you’ GUS MORENO, author of This Thing Between Us

‘From...


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ISBN 9781399812757
PRICE £14.99 (GBP)
PAGES 224

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This is one for Stephen King fans, absolutely! If you love horror, you'll absolutely eat this one up.

I thought it had the perfect touch of horror, personality and AI. I loved the inclusion of the technology in this text - it felt very modern and creative, and I thought the inclusion of AI made it all the more terrifying and tense.

I don't usually read books in one sitting, but I couldn't turn away from this one. I loved it. It was everything I wanted. The characters were perfect, the story was engaging and tense, and the ending was truly shocking and surprising.

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I was immediately drawn to this book based on the synopsis as I love a good thriller with a bit of sci-fi thrown in. I’d say it’s on the shorter side of most thrillers but it certainly packs a punch! The author did a great job of creating an eerie atmosphere and with the entire story takes place in one location it made it feel very tense and claustrophobic. William the AI was really well written - he was freaky, creepy and made me feel quite uneasy. The ending was perfect and unexpected!

Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion

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