Black River Orchard

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I’m not sure how he does it, but Chuck Wendig is back again with another door-stopper of a book after the bestselling Wayward and Book of Accidents with the perfect fall, scary Halloweenish, apple-filled Black River Orchard that will have you second guessing the doctor’s recommendation about what one should eat each day to be kept away.

Dan Paxson has been working on his orchard for a long time and with some very special seeds, and this season is going to be the one. He’s got a new apple to unleash upon the world that he thinks is the best tasting bit of fruit in existence. At the first market, it takes his daughter Calla to come up with the great idea to give away samples to get people buying bushels of these amazing apples. Dan’s world changes as he becomes an overnight success. But something is also happening to everyone who eats them. They’re changing. At first it seems for the good, but then not so much. Everyone in town is changing, except for the few who haven’t tried the apples.

Wendig has created another dark tale that at times might be too dark for certain readers, but overall it’s the perfect fall horror read.

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Author Alex Telander
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 640 pages
Publisher Random House Worlds
Publish Date 26-Sep-2023
ISBN 9780593158746 Buy this Book
Issue October 2023
Category Horror