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The Memory Ward

Jon Bassoff

From critically acclaimed author Jon Bassoff, The Memory Ward is a haunting, Russian Doll of a novel about one man's attempt to discover what's real and what isn't ...

They say it's always beautiful in Bethlam, Nevada. No place you'd rather live. The people are friendly, if a little nosy, and there's no crime to speak of. Life is pretty perfect.

But postal worker Hank Davies has started to suspect something is off in this idyllic little town. And he's certain of that when he realizes the letters he's been delivering are just blank pages.

Hank isn't the only one who's noticed the oddities in Bethlam. One such person knocks on his window in the middle of the night, urging him to investigate his bedroom wall. When Hank pulls back the wallpaper, he discovers dozens of sheets of paper, full of a story that is either complete madness or unbelievable truth. As he begins looking beyond the veneer of his smiling neighbors and their white picket fences, Hank is drawn further and further into a disturbing new reality ...

Told in Bassoff's lyrical and evocative style, The Memory Ward is a disquieting page-turner that examines the nature of identity, trauma, and what it means to be human.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
  • Publish Date: Mar 4th, 2025
  • Pages: NA
  • Language: English
  • Edition: undefined - undefined
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9798212912105
  • Categories: Thrillers - SuspensePsychologicalHorror - General

About the Author

Bassoff, Jon: -

Jon Bassoff is the author of ten novels, several of which have been translated into French and German. His mountain-gothic novel, Corrosion, was nominated for the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, France's biggest crime fiction award, and his debut novel, The Disassembled Man, was recently adapted for the big screen. For his day job, Bassoff teaches high school English in Longmont, CO. He is a connoisseur of tequila, g hot sauces, psychobilly music, and flea-bag motels.

Praise for this book

"Fans of Iain Reid will love this chilling psychological tale. Written with a timeless quality, The Memory Ward is mysterious, clever, and unnerving--a book to be read quickly that demands further thought after the final page is turned."

-- "Zoje Stage, USA Today bestselling author of Baby Teeth"

"Bassoff's uncanny Bethlam, Nevada, hits the map to stand toe-to-toe with eerie heavyweights Stepford, Connecticut, and Twin Peaks, Washington."

-- "Warren Hammond, author of KOP and Denver Moon"

"Half waking dream, half living nightmare, The Memory Ward is a palpitating descent into a verisimilitude of madness that could only be written by one of the very best in the game, Jon Bassoff."

-- "Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire mystery series"

"Jon Bassoff is a master of that territory where pulp becomes poetry, and crime fiction mates with horror."

-- "Ramsey Campbell, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Ancient Images"

"The Memory Ward is a twisty sci-fi mystery sure to delight fans of Black Mirror and any reader who was thrilled to discover Philip K. Dick paperbacks at their local library branch."

-- "Molly Tanzer, author of Vermilion and Creatures of Will and Temper"