One passenger. One night. One road trip. One suspected serial killer behind the wheel . . .
19-year-old Casey Jordan is being driven across the country by a serial killer. Maybe.
The man behind the wheel is Josh Baxter, a virtual stranger to Casey who she met by the college ride share board. Both have good reasons for leaving university in the middle of term, not they are too keen to share what they are. But buzzing like white noise in the background of their personal problems is news that the Campus Killer, who's tied up and stabbed three students in the span of a year, has struck again.
As they travel the formidable stretch of Pennsylvania between university and their final destination, Casey begins to notice discrepancies in Josh's story, and suspicious items in the glove box set her pulse racing.
As Casey plans her escape from the man she is becoming certain is the killer, she begins to suspect that Josh knows exactly what she's thinking-and that she could very well end up becoming his next victim.
What follows is a game of cat and mouse played out on night-shrouded roads and in neon-lit parking lots. In order to win, Casey must do only one thing-survive the night.
Praise for Riley Sager - -
A dark, frightening and twisty story that you won't be able to put down. Read with the lights on! - Shari Lapena
Clever, twisty, and altogether spine-chilling. . . [A] deliciously terrifying story . . . You'll want to read this one after dark, ideally with the wind whistling in the eaves and a window banging somewhere just out of reach. But keep the light switch handy. You just might need it - Ruth Ware
Holy moly, I haven't been that shocked by a twist in quite some time. I actually laughed aloud when the big reveal came-because I was so delighted to have been so fooled. It's hard to write a book that's equal parts fun and frightening but Sager has done just that-and thrown in impeccable plotting for good measure. If you liked The Haunting of Hill House, you're going to love Home Before Dark. Addictive and atmospheric with a twist you definitely won't see coming - Stephanie Wrobel
Flawless pacing, a dexterous dual narrative, and character through the roof. But the biggest revelation to be found in Home Before Dark is this: There's nobody writing scarier books than Riley Sager is right now - Josh Malerman
Great . . . If you liked Gone Girl, you'll like this - Stephen King
Fantastic - Whoopi Goldberg
A terrific read - Karin Slaughter