Antioch

Antioch

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Antioch used to be a quiet small town where nothing bad ever happened. Now six women have been savagely murdered. The media dubs the killer 'Vlad the Impaler' due to the gruesome crime scenes of his victims. Clues are drying up fast and the hunt for the monster responsible is hitting a dead end.

After picking up a late-night transmission on her short-wave radio, a local bookseller named Bess becomes convinced a seventh victim has already been abducted. Bess is used to spending her nights alone reading about Amelia Earhart conspiracy theories, and now a new mystery has fallen in her lap: one she might actually be able to solve.

Assuming she doesn’t also wind up abducted.

Antioch, a cross between Session 9 and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, is an eerie mind-bending debut horror novel guaranteed to leave you drowning in paranoia.

Title:Antioch
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781943720491
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    Antioch Reviews

  • Caitlin Geng

    I don't usually like to leave negative reviews, but all the positive reviews on here led to me spending money on this, soo...I don't understand the very generous reviews. This book so clearly requires...

  • John

    Great Debut Novel!Story - 4.5/5"Antioch" by Jessica Leonard is a slightly supernatural thriller about an amateur private eye searching for a serial killer based upon a supernatural tip.This is the aut...

  • Benoit LeliŔvre

    Antioch is the 76th book I've read this year...and I think it's my favorite? The jury is still out, but it's definitely a contender.This is a true blue psychological horror novel with intellectual and...

  • Lisa

    IÔÇÖve been in a fiction reading slump for several months, and this book catapulted me right back into my reading happy place. I donÔÇÖt even want to say too much because I think this one is best enjo...

  • Rachelle

    "Bess thought nothing bad could ever happen in Antioch. It was too small, too isolated from all the chaos of the rest of the world. But someone was trying to prove that a small town could hold just as...

  • Jackie Cowgill (LanternsJourney)

    Antioch is one of those books that has you furiously flipping pages to find out what happens at the end and then you immediately seek out who else has read it to talk about it. Bess, the main characte...

  • Emily

    I was all over the place with my feelings on Antioch. In the beginning, I loved it, and it was so mysterious. My feelings changed as the book went on. I'm not really sure how to talk about this next p...

  • Mindi

    Review to follow......

  • Audra (ouija.reads)

    A small town, a vicious string of murders, and a bookish girl who enjoys shortwave radio and conspiracy theoriesÔÇöLeonard's unique debut horror novel had me hooked from the first page.This book is a ...

  • Michael Hicks

    Bess, a bookseller, conspiracy theorist, and avid shortwave radio fan, becomes embroiled in the hunt for a serial killer in her hometown of Antioch. After tuning into a strange broadcast on her radio,...