Tamara Thorne’s acclaimed novel, Thunder Road will return in paperback from Kensington Books this September. If the title seems familiar, that’s because it is named for Bruce Springsteen’s anthem, which was inspired by the poster for the 1958 Robert Mitchum movie. Tamara’s Thunder Road is a death-stretch located in California’s high desert and runs behind Old Madelyn (Madland) Amusement Park, which has its roots in Calico Ghost Town.
Here’s a look at the back cover copy:
The California desert town of Madelyn boasts all sorts of attractions for visitors. Join the audience at the El Dorado Ranch for a Wild West show. Take a ride through the haunted mine at Madland Amusement Park. Scan the horizon for UFOs. Find religion with the Prophet’s Apostles–and be prepared for the coming apocalypse.
Because the apocalypse has arrived in Madelyn. People are disappearing. Strange shapes and lights dart across the night sky. And a young man embraces a violent destiny–inspired by a serial killer whose reign of terror was buried years ago.
But each of these events is merely setting the stage in preparation for the final confrontation. A horror of catastrophic proportions is slouching toward Madelyn in the form of four horsemen–and they’re picking up speed. . .
Praise for Tamara Thorne:
“Tamara Thorne has become one of those must-read horror writers. From her strong characters to her unique use of the supernatural, anything she writes entertains as much as it chills.” –Horror World
“Tamara Thorne is the new wave of horror–her novels are fascinating rides into the heart of terror and mayhem.” –Douglas Clegg