Penguin Random House are set to release thriller HUSK in paperback format on 30th July 2015.
Tightly plotted and brilliantly imagined, Husk is the second novel from the award-winning author of Bait, J. Kent Messum.
For a lucky few, death is merely an inconvenience. With the help of technology the mind can survive after a body has been laid to rest. This afterlife, however, is far from paradise.
Rhodes is a ‘Husk’. It’s an illegal and highly lucrative job – renting out control of his body and mind to the highest bidder. It’s a sure way to a better life, but some clients go too far. Then the visions start – terrible sights that haunt his waking hours. They could be dreams, or they could be something far worse – they might just be memories.
J. Kent Messum is a British Canadian writer living in Toronto. His first novel, Bait, won the 2014 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel for excellence in Canadian crime writing.