Hemlock Grove

Hemlock Grove

Brian McGreevy

Book 1.0 of Hemlock Grove

language: English

Publisher: None

Publishing date: Mar 1, 2012

Words: 87142
Pages: 345

Description:

An exhilarating reinvention of the gothic novel, inspired by the iconic characters of our greatest myths and nightmares.The body of a young girl is found mangled and murdered in the woods of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania, in the shadow of the abandoned Godfrey Steel mill. A manhunt ensuesthough the authorities aren't sure if it's a man they should be looking for.Some suspect an escapee from the White Tower, a foreboding biotech facility owned by the Godfrey familytheir personal fortune and the local economy having moved on from Pittsburgh steelwhere, if rumors are true, biological experiments of the most unethical kind take place. Others turn to Peter Rumancek, a Gypsy trailer-trash kid who has told impressionable high school classmates that he's a werewolf. Or perhaps it's Roman, the son of the late JR Godfrey, who rules the adolescent social scene with the casual arrogance of a cold-blooded aristocrat, his superior status unquestioned despite his decidedly freakish sister, Shelley, whose monstrous medical conditions belie a sweet intelligence, and his otherworldly control freak of a mother, Olivia. At once a riveting mystery and a fascinating revelation of the grotesque and the darkness in us all, Hemlock Grove has the architecture and energy to become a classic in its own rightand Brian McGreevy the talent and ambition to enthrall us for years to come.