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Rest Stop: A Novella

“A gleefully vicious and relentless romp, REST STOP is Nat Cassidy at his most unhinged. Seriously, I’m scared of him now. This isn’t a blurb, it’s a restraining order.”
Brian McAuley, author of Candy Cain Kills and Curse of the Reaper

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Publication Date

October 15, 2024

Print Length

TBD

ISBN

978-1-959565-36-9 (Paperback)
978-1-959565-37-6 (eBook)

About Rest Stop

A young musician finds himself locked inside a gas station bathroom in the middle of the night by an unseen assailant, caught between the horrors on the other side of the door and the horrors rapidly skittering down the walls inside.

Praise

“Somewhere between Saw and Sartre, there’s a detour. Nat Cassidy’s REST STOP is that roadside attraction, a funny, beautiful, and scary novella that leavens its introspection with blood-spatter and a dusting of spider legs. It’s great!”
Adam Cesare, author of Clown in a Cornfield and Influencer

“A gleefully vicious and relentless romp, REST STOP is Nat Cassidy at his most unhinged. Seriously, I’m scared of him now. This isn’t a blurb, it’s a restraining order.”
Brian McAuley, author of Candy Cain Kills and Curse of the Reaper

“A little bit Stephen King’s 1408, a little bit Roger Corman visceral splatter, Cassidy’s REST STOP is a locked room nightmare that spirals into mania, giving the reader exactly what they have come to expect from Cassidy’s work.”
C.S. Humble, author of That Light Sublime Trilogy

“Nat Cassidy’s REST STOP is a lean, mean, and claustrophobic fever dream of blood and venom. It’s everything you’re afraid of (and oh so much more) when you pull into a lonely gas station in the middle of the night. As sharp as broken glass, this blood-soaked novella is equal parts slasher and self-realization. With keen insight into the pains of overtaking our former selves, and how much it can hurt to become someone better, Cassidy keeps the pedal to the metal in a unbearably tense story that rushes headlong into the unexpected. REST STOP is a punk rock guitar solo—fast, brutal, and melodic—and Cassidy is the one shredding his fingers on the strings. One of my favorite reads of the year.”
Tyler Jones, author of Burn the Plans and Heavy Oceans

Rest Stop News
December 18, 2023
Today we are announcing the acquisition of Rest Stop, a new novella by Nat Cassidy…
About the Author

Nat Cassidy writes horror for the pages, stage, and screen. He’s the author of the acclaimed novels Mary: An Awakening of Terror and Nestlings. His books have been featured in best-of lists from Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, NPR, the Chicago Review of Books, the NY Public Library, and more, and he was named one of the “writers shaping horror’s next golden age” by Esquire.

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