The Worst is Yet to Come
Author: S.P. Miskowski –
2019 Bram Stoker Award® Nominee for Superior Achievement in a Novel
For most of her fourteen years, Tasha Davis has languished in the rural-suburban town of Skillute, Washington. Her parents offer plenty of comfortable--if stifling--emotional support, but what she needs is a best friend.In her final year at Clark Middle School, Tasha meets a strange, new classmate. Briar Kenny is the self-styled rebel Tasha wants to be, and the Davises are the kind of close-knit family Briar covets. A moment of unexpected violence spawns a secret between the two girls and awakens a mystery from the past.Unknown to Tasha and Briar, their secret also attracts something monstrous from a forgotten corner of Skillute. The town is haunted by its history, scarred with the lingering spirit of broken and scattered families, abandoned real estate ventures, and old scores never settled between neighbors. But there's more to the place than memory and legend. Beneath the landscape something malignant rages, and it will stop at nothing to find a route into the physical world.
S.P. Miskowski's second novel, I Wish I Was Like You, was named This Is Horror Novel of the Year and received a Charles Dexter Award for Favorite Novel of 2017 from Strange Aeons. Her debut novel, Knock Knock, and three related novellas (Delphine Dodd, Astoria, In the Light ) comprise the Skillute Cycle, set in the same fictional town as The Worst Is Yet to Come. Her books have received three Shirley Jackson Award nominations and a Bram Stoker Award nomination, and she is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.