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Jericho: A Novel
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For readers of Deborah Harkness, J.D. Horn, Lev Grossman, and any supernatural thriller, a young witch must risk death and damnation to defeat a powerful ancient evil in Alex Gordon's follow-up to the masterful debut Gideon.

In unearthing her father's secret past, Lauren Reardon discovered a shocking truth about herself. She is a Child of Endor, a sect of witches who believe they are the guardians of the "thin places"—areas across the globe where evil can seep through the divide between the worlds separating the living and the restless dead. At any time, she can be called upon to close one of these breaches and prevent demons from infiltrating our realm. When Lauren has a disturbing vision of an Oregon forest, she is drawn back to the familiar woods of the misty Pacific Northwest to investigate.

Locals had long whispered about an abandoned logging camp known as Jericho—of the strange disappearances and eerie sounds heard in the woods deep in the night. But these ghost stories only hint at the true evil lurking within the camp's dilapidated buildings, a primeval malevolence far more terrifying than Lauren's darkest imaginings. And now, Lauren must face this evil, even if it takes her life . . . even if it costs her soul.

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In unearthing her father's secret past, Lauren Reardon discovered a shocking truth about herself. She is a Child of Endor, a sect of witches who believe they are the guardians of the "thin places"—areas across the globe where evil can seep through the divide between the worlds separating the living and the restless dead. At any time, she can be called upon to close one of these breaches and prevent demons from infiltrating our realm. When Lauren has a disturbing vision of an Oregon forest, she is drawn back to the familiar woods of the misty Pacific Northwest to investigate.

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      • source: Anne Bishop, New York Times bestselling author of the Black Jewels trilogy
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        "A deliciously creepy paranormal thriller, Gideon sucks you in one step at a time until you are well and truly caught in the story. Highly recommended." — Anne Bishop, New York Times bestselling author of the Black Jewels trilogy

        "...Gideon delivers a fast-paced plot that makes you want to finish it in a day, even if you don't have time. ...Gordon's descriptions of the petty jealousies and the insular nature of a small town make this paranormal novel feel scarily realistic." — Washington Post

        "...An engaging and suspenseful story." — Booklist

        "Fast paced and filled with lively details, Gordon's prose propels readers into a fantastical world that is haunting to the very end." — Shelf Awareness

        "Crisp and shiveringly disturbing prose, a solid plot, and well-developed characters all make for a deeply satisfying read." — Publishers Weekly

        "I definitely recommend Gideon to anyone who loves dark urban fantasy stories." — Gizmo's Reviews

        "A seductive work of paranormal horror that will draw readers into its cold and gloomy world. ...This novel will thoroughly satisfy readers looking for suspense, horror and a grisly good time." — Kirkus Reviews

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        Starred review from April 18, 2016
        In Gordon's superb follow-up to 2015's Gideon, Lauren Mullin is coming to terms with her powers as a witch and as a Child of Endor. Her role is to guard the "thin places" such as Gideon, Ill., that separate the living and the dead. But Gideon's residents are leaving, and without support from the other Children of Endor, she fears for the town's future. When the enigmatic Gene Kaster approaches Lauren with an offer to head to Carmody Peak, the Oregon woodland retreat of the wealthy Andrew Carmody, and meet others on the council, she hopes for a relaxing few days and a chance to ask for the council's help, but instead she gets more trouble. Andrew wants Lauren to help his unhappy, powerful teenage daughter, Nyssa. The nearby ghost town of Jericho is a nexus for strange happenings, and something diabolically evil is lurking there, hungering for Nyssa. Lauren promises to protect the girl with her life. This gripping contemporary witch tale is a heady brew with an atmospheric, fully realized setting and genuinely creepy chills. Agent: Jennifer Jackson, Donald Maass Literary.

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        March 1, 2016
        The past won't stay buried in this supernatural horror story. Lauren Reardon has defeated the evil that gripped the small town of Gideon, Illinois, but she's not quite at rest. She's hearing voices nibbling at the edges of her reality. She knows there's more danger to face. So when she's invited to a sort of retreat at the home of the wealthy, notorious Andrew Carmody, it feels like an answer, maybe even a lifeline. Except this trip isn't quite what it seems. Something is very wrong at the Carmody compound--it may be related to the disappearance of Andrew's wife, Fernanda, which he's rumored to have had something to do with, or it may be something even darker. The situation is thick with politics, hidden motives, and dangers from the world beyond. Lauren is an engaging heroine, determined to do what's right, and there's plenty of ick and ooze here for horror readers to enjoy. But Lauren is fundamentally an outsider in the Carmodys' world, and that fact weakens the emotional impact of the story. In her previous outing, Gideon (2015), she was searching for the truth about her own family; here, she's more like a professional brought in to solve a tricky problem. However, the plot moves along quickly enough to keep readers engaged. This book isn't as strong as the first in the series, but it's a quick and enjoyable read.

        COPYRIGHT(2016) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        April 15, 2016

        Witch Lauren Reardon, last seen in Gideon, is tasked with healing places where evil can enter the world. There are legends of ghosts and spirits at an old Oregon logging camp called Jericho, and Lauren must face whatever darkness resides there.--MM

        Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        April 1, 2016
        In her debut supernatural thriller, Gideon (2015), Gordon introduced readers to a group of witches who protect the world from the thin places where demons and other evils can escape from the netherworld to the present day. In this follow-up, Lauren Reardon, the powerful (if unorthodox) witch, has saved the town of Gideon, but a growing disquiet is nipping at the edges of her consciousness. She travels to the Pacific Northwest at the invitation of Andrew Carmody, a charismatic and powerful billionaire, to a retreat at his family compound. Unfortunately, Lauren finds that all is not well with the Carmodys, and an abandoned logging site near the compound holds mysteries and a formidable evil with its own agenda. The pacing is deliberate at the start; Gordon takes her time setting up the motivations and scheming of all the players in the compound. The latter half of the story picks up the pace with furious battles and imaginative action. Jericho has the feel of a demonic Jurassic Park: substitute the bizarre, gruesome, and ghostly for dinosaurs.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)

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